Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad


2 small jalapeno chiles

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 cup olive oil

1/2 cup red-wine vinegar

1 teaspoon cumin

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

– Salad:

2 cups canned black beans, rinsed

1 cup chopped red onion

2 scallions, chopped

6 plum tomatoes, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

2 cups cooked corn

Juice of 1 lemon

1 celery stalk, chopped

To make dressing: In food processor, mince jalapenos and garlic. With motor running, add parsley, cilantro, oil, vinegar, cumin, salt and pepper. Set aside.

To make salad: In large bowl, combine beans, red onion, scallions, tomatoes, peppers, corn, lemon juice and celery. Pour dressing over salad. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Makes 8 servings.


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