Rating: 4.44 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Cold black bean salad with a bite! It makes a great side dish for any Mexican or Southwestern dish. This recipe has become a healthy favorite in our family. Adjust the amount of serrano pepper to suit your spice tolerance.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium serving bowl, mix together the black beans, tomatoes, chilies, bell pepper, vinegar, oil and salt. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 31.8g; fat 6.1g; sodium 890.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2006
So great! I added some corn and cilantro--what a refreshing salad! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2010
I had to really work with this. If prepared as the recipe stands it has a few problems at least for me but they were easily remedied. First three serrano peppers is a LOT of peppers particular if they happen to be really hot (mine were) - so I significantly cut back on them so that they acted more as seasoning and I filled the gap with green bell pepper. Vegetable oil didn't appeal to me nor did the ratio of vinegar to oil. I used olive oil and white wine vinegar in a ratio of 3:1 instead. Finally salt alone was not enough to season this but again it was easy enough to add some cumin and garlic powder. Kind of blah and too tangy as written excellent (five stars in my view!) with a little tinkering. Read More
(34)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2006
So great! I added some corn and cilantro--what a refreshing salad! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(38)
Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2010
I had to really work with this. If prepared as the recipe stands it has a few problems at least for me but they were easily remedied. First three serrano peppers is a LOT of peppers particular if they happen to be really hot (mine were) - so I significantly cut back on them so that they acted more as seasoning and I filled the gap with green bell pepper. Vegetable oil didn't appeal to me nor did the ratio of vinegar to oil. I used olive oil and white wine vinegar in a ratio of 3:1 instead. Finally salt alone was not enough to season this but again it was easy enough to add some cumin and garlic powder. Kind of blah and too tangy as written excellent (five stars in my view!) with a little tinkering. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2005
This was great! I have to say I didn't have serrano peppers but I used chipotle instead and it was delicious. I also added a green chile pepper for color. Thanks Lindalu! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2008
So easy and delicious! I didn t have fresh tomatoes so used one can Rotel and one can no salt diced tomatoes both drained. I served it with avocado slices and a spoonful of sour cream on top! We are limiting meat so this was a great main dish along with a green salad and the second night I served it on top of the greens. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
Loved this one Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
Excellent recipe! Try adding corn cilantro and fresh lime juice for a nice variation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2006
Delicious! Love using my pantry items! I added some kernel Corn and tiny pinch of cinn. and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2010
The husband and I love this dish. We make all the time. The flavors are fresh and tangy. You can make it super hot for the spicy lovers or you can tone it down for the tender tongues. I top the salad with cilantro. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2009
I make a salad very similar to this only it includes corn kernels green onions and cilantro also. It is also lower fat as it only has lemon or lime juice no oil. Read More
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