Monday, December 10, 2018

Zany Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad
Black Bean Salad

A fun, tasty and sweet-ish dish.  It may not be the prettiest but trust me, this dish tastes better than it looks!

Serves 4

Boiling water
8 dates, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 - 15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup  chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper 

Pour boiling water over dates in a small bowl and let stand 15 minutes.  Drain and transfer to a blender.  Add lime juice, oil, water, oregano, honey, cumin and coriander to the date puree.

In a medium bowl combine the beans, bell peppers, onion and cilantro.  Toss with dressing, to coat.  Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Not your salad?  Try the Kale Salad With Dried Cranberries, Feta and Green Grapes Recipe or Salad with Roasted Beets and Feta.

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