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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Black Bean and Mango Salad ♥

here's a healthy refreshing salad!

Ingredients ♥

  • 2 ears fresh corn or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed

  • 1 red bell pepper and one green bell pepper cored, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • Vinaigrette:

    • 2 limes, zested and juiced
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    For the salad:  In a medium bowl, mix together  corn, black beans,  bell pepper, and mango.
    For the : vinaigrette:in a small bowl, combine the lime zest, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, basil, and cumin. Slowly add the oil, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss well. chill for an hour before serving and enjoy!

    "Women who consume legumes such as black, red or kidney beans also report lower rates of breast cancer. Beans are an excellent source of energy that is high in protein and dietary fiber. The fact that it also lowers rates of breast cancer is icing on the cake."

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