Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~ Black Bean Salad


I love veggies!  I would rather eat veggies than a piece of cake.  Ummmm…  Not to say I don’t like cake…LOL   But I digress….


I keep a full veggie bin in my fridge ALL THE TIME!  So, when I am hungry for something different, I rummage around in my veggie bin, then create something.  My black bean salad is one of those creations.


  • Tomato
  • Tomatillo
  • Green bell pepper
  • Red bell pepper
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Sweet onion
  • Cilantro
  • Black beans in can
  • Salt, pepper and cumin



Wash veggies well!  Chop all to preferred size.  I like mine chopped small, but not fine.  How much of each item you use is up to you and your taste.  Rinse and drain the black beans, then add to your veggies.  Season to taste.  I use salt, pepper and cumin. Stir well and refrigerate.  It is best after the ingredients “marry”.  It’s good the same day, but the next day is better. 


You can eat this any way you want.  It makes a good salsa with tortilla chips.  I prefer in a bowl…like ice cream…LOL.  Sometimes I dress it up a bit.  Here are some ideas:


This one is topped black bean salsa 041with a dollop of hummus, then sour cream, sprinkled with paprika and garnished with cilantro.


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I like it in a pita pocket too.  This photo is with the hummus and sour cream.  It is just as good with the veggies only.


Be brave in your kitchen.  Explore, experiment and get wild.  Veggies are not made to eat alone.  Mix ‘em up and enjoy!


Darlene Cirinna



  1. WOW, not only does that look delicious but it appears to be healthy too!! Bonus!


  2. @Jenn: It is indeed yummy!

    LOL...Thanks for the bonus points, Kathy!

    And I thank you both for reading. :-)

  3. Mmmmmmmm, that does look good. I love adding black beans to a lot of meals. It's a nice affordable source of protein and I REALLY like them. I often substitute black beans for refriend beans in recipes. Hummus is a new discovery for me. But I must confess. Veggies are good......but I luvs me some cake! ;)

  4. LOL, Tracie. Your confession is noted. hahaha