I don't know if I should really call this "confetti" salad as I was silly and bought only red bell peppers, instead of a mix of red, orange and yellow. But I trust that you will have more foresight than me and will get a colourful mix! But regardless of the lack of confetti spirit, this is a really delicious salad. I love the flavour, with the lime, cumin, and cilantro. It makes a TON so I would recommend halving it unless you have a lot of people to feed. We ate it as a salad on its own, and also stuffed it into quesadillas with cheese and tomato paste. I know I talk a lot about disliking beans, but this is one of the ways that I love them.
I'm submitting this salad to Ricki's Wellness Weekend.
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Black Bean Confetti Salad
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and well-rinsed
4 bell peppers, a mix of colors, chopped into a small dice
1 medium onion, chopped into a small dice
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Juice of two limes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
Mix beans, bell peppers, onion and cilantro in a large bowl. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk remaining ingredients into a vinaigrette. Ideally, you’ll have a 1/2 cup of dressing. Pour it over the bean mixture, toss it well and adjust seasonings to taste.