A colorful, tongue-tantalizing salad using black beans and tart apples. This salad can be served plain, on a bed of lettuce, or with tortilla chips.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and red bell pepper in the hot oil until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes; season with cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper. Scrape into a mixing bowl; stir in the black beans, apples, lemon juice, and cilantro. Refrigerate until cold before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

87.9 calories; 1.1 g protein; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 296.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
Good flavor but I added garlic instead of cumin. I also added lime juice in addition to lemon. I gave it five stars because it's really easy and a great way other than black bean soup to prepare black beans! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
Good flavor but I added garlic instead of cumin. I also added lime juice in addition to lemon. I gave it five stars because it's really easy and a great way other than black bean soup to prepare black beans! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
Good flavor but I added garlic instead of cumin. I also added lime juice in addition to lemon. I gave it five stars because it's really easy and a great way other than black bean soup to prepare black beans! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2009
Very good recipe as is. Next time I will cook garlic with the vegetables. I will also add a seeded deveined jalapeno pepper before chilling and use lime instead of lemon. Excellent alternative to your regular black bean salad or when you're trying to use up the last of the season's apples. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2012
While this recipe by itself is perfect I did make a few alterations. I did not add any salt to this recipe I added a green pepper as well as another red pepper. The main thing that I would suggest doing is to put the apples into a separate bowl and toss them with lemon juice so that they do not brown. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2012
Love it! Easy and keeps well- great for lunches and picnics. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2016
This salad was great. I've never made a salad with apples before and had some on hand. I used granny smith apples green bell peppers yellow spanish onion olive oil and black beans that were preseasoned with cumin and chili. I didn't cut my apples up small enough which makes the salad a little awkward to eat I would recommend making everything a similar size. I used a decent amount of lemon juice as well. I think this helps keep the salad a little longer. Overall I will be making this salad again. It's very tasty. Read More
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