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How to make black bean salad

Easy Black Bean Salad


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 8 1-cup servings 1x

Description

This black bean salad recipe is full of healthy ingredients and tastes tangy and satisfying, perfect for everything from potlucks to easy lunch ideas.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (or 1 1/2 cups cooked or Instant Pot black beans)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 5 green onions
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Pour 2 cups of water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then add the uncooked rice, stir to combine, and return to a boil. Cover pan, and reduce heat as low as possible. Simmer without opening the lid for 15 minutes, until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. (Or, use our Stovetop White Rice, Stovetop Brown Rice, or Instant Pot Rice methods.)
  2. Finely chop the peppers. Thinly slice the green onions. Mince the garlic.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked rice, black beans, chopped red and yellow peppers, and scallions, and toss to combine.
  4. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, cumin, garlic, salt, and black pepper, Whisk thoroughly to combine, then pour over the rice mixture. Toss gently to coat, then either serve immediately or keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Husbands That Cook: More Than 120 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes and Tales from Our Tiny Kitchen by Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Keywords: Black bean salad, Black Bean Recipes, Recipes for Entertaining, Potluck Recipes, Summer Barbecue, Lunch Ideas, Lunch Recipes, Salad Recipes