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To give you a peek into what’s inside, we’re sharing one the tasty, easy and healthy recipes offered by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, author of the forthcoming Muy Bueno Cookbook. Enjoy!
Black Bean Salad
The ease of making this salad is second only to its taste. This is such a tasty salad and is the perfect healthy side dish. My kids love it all by itself or as an appetizer with tostada chips. As a mom I love it too because I know everything in it is healthy and oh so good for them. I especially enjoy telling guests how easy this salad is to prepare.
2 (15 ounce) cans of black beans, rinsed and drained (or 4 cups of freshly cooked black beans)
1/3 cup of red wine vinegar
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
½ red onion, finely chopped
Handful cilantro, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can of corn
½ serrano pepper, finely chopped (optional)
1 avocado, cubed (optional)
Drain the bean juice and rinse the black beans in cold water and place into a large bowl.
In a separate bowl combine the red wine vinegar, olive oil, cumin, coriander, lime juice, salt, and pepper and stir.
Add the tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, corn, serrano pepper (optional) and the liquid mixture to the beans. Add avocados (optional) at the end and toss gently. Chill salad for about 30 minutes or overnight to marinade.
Mix one more time before serving.