Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Black Bean Salad


Hope everyone is having a good week so far!  I'm already ready for our three-day weekend!

I've got to head out to work tonight, but I just wanted to do a quick post first.

This black bean salad is quick, easy, and practically goes with any summer meal!  You could even eat it all by itself (I know, because I did for lunch a couple times!)

Ingredients:


1 15 oz. can seasoned black beans, drained
1 cucumber, peeled and diced

3 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
small handful fresh Basil, chopped
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste


In a medium sized bowl, toss together black beans, cucumber, tomatoes, garlic, parsley, basil, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper.

Let marinate in the fridge for at least 45 minutes for flavors to meld.  Serve as a side dish for practically anything!




Don't you just love easy, throw together dishes like this?  I know I do!  Have a great Tuesday guys!


25 comments:

  1. This looks like a yummy and easy summer salad! I love the addition of fresh basil.

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  2. black bean has got to be one of my favorites! this is definitely going to get printed and put in a book I store all the recipes I find. This looks delicious!

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  3. I just love beans and am glad that it is very healthy as well as tasty. Great salad!

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  4. All the black beans salads I have made, have had corn and chili powder in them...this is different...I'll have to try it.

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  5. I am in love with black bean salads. This looks like a fun variation from my usual recipe! It's so appropriate for any meal!

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  6. nice food ~ walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  7. This is a different black bean salad, it sounds good! My daughter is into black bean everything right now, so this is perfect!

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  8. This looks great! I really love dishes I can just toss together :)

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  9. oh Peggy! we must think alike! don't be too shocked when you see a similar post on my blog in the next week...

    We could have had a bean off! Though that doesn't quite have the same ring as "beet". ;)

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  10. Oh, I love black bean salad! And I haven't made even one this summer...I better get on it~~~

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  11. Peggy, the balck bean salad looks great...specially with cucumbers and basil...yummie!
    Hope you are having a fantastic week :-)

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  12. This black bean salad is delicious and healthy.

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  13. Bean salads are the best for busy days!

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  14. I love when you post recipes that I can make! This looks easy and delicious. I especially love the colours.

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  15. Love black bean dishes. I add cumin and smoked paprika most of the time, but will try this spice combination next.

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  16. Easy black-bean salads are the best: Easy, versatile, nutritious. I mean, seriously -- what could be better? Keep being busy, keep eating well!

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  17. Black beans are so delicious! This salad looks great!

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  18. I love black beans and this is an amazing salad! It's light and would go with everything (I think I'd like to put it on a chicken taco!)

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  19. I enjoy coming here, Peggy. U make the food so colourful!

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  20. I am like you Peggy, love salad and its just enough for a light dinner meal, the beans are so healthy and great for our skin.

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  21. I love black beans and know this would be a perfect lunch option for me. This looks and sounds delicious. It would be a great taco topping too.

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  22. Basil and Parmesan with black beans? A cool and interesting idea!

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  23. Looking good! Thanks for sharing =)

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  24. I don't eat or cook beans enough - I think I should try this salad to start with. It looks great and love the dressing! It's a nice first recipe to try out.

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  25. A lovely bowl of salad.. Nutritious and delicious!! :)

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