Spicy Black Bean Salad

Good with meat and seafood

Spicy Black Bean Salad
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  • 2 16 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed or 4 cups prepared black beans
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1 - 2 fresh limes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 scallions, root end and 1 inch of green part trimmed and discarded, remainder chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 fresh or roasted red bell peppers, chopped
  1. Place beans in a medium size ceramic or glass bowl and add lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, salt and cayenne and mix until well combined.
  2. Top with scallions, cilantro and peppers but do not combine.
  3. Refrigerate for at least two hours to let the flavors meld.
  4. Toss just prior to serving.