BlackBean&Lime Salad (recipe)

Workout today was an hour-long spin class full of hills and sprints, plus a quick 15 min upper body workout afterwards. It was nice to get back at it after taking a few days off!

To make up for the fact that July is over (unbelievable), I figured a new summer recipe was in order. Let’s just keep pretending it’ll always be flip flops and dress weather, okay?  I recently made a huge batch of this salad for a summer party and it was such a hit that I knew I had to share it on the ol’ blog. Not only does it make fantastic leftovers alone, but you can add things to it to bulk it up into a meal or simply scoop it up with tortilla chips if you need a quick snack.

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BlackBean&Lime Salad

  •  3 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup sweet yellow corn
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Combine all of the above and make sure to let it sit for at least 2 hours in the fridge before serving.  You may find that you need to add more lime juice/olive oil/red wine vinegar to taste if you like a saucier salad (I was going to write “moist” but I know how much that word bugs some people. With “saucy” I guess I’m just admitting that this salad has a bit of an attitude).  Serve as a side dish, with tortilla chips, or add grilled chicken for a healthy, hearty meal.  Enjoy this dish while summer lasts!

PS This recipe serves 8-10. Feel free to double or triple the deliciousness!

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