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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

COLORFUL BLACK BEANS and RICE SALAD

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon cumin
1 - 1/2 cups cooked basmati rice, cooled
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup finely diced carrots
3/4 cup corn kernels
3/4 cup finely chopped tomato
1/4 cup minced italian parsley
1/4 cup minced cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
salt and pepper

In a serving bowl, stir olive oil, lime juice and cumin to blend. Add rice, beans, carrots, corn, tomato, parsley, cilantro and onion. Stir gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

YIELDS: makes 5 cups; 4 to 5 servings

Notes: You can use canned corn, I use frozen corn, thawed. This colorful salad can be made ahead of time, up to 1 day, chill in an airtight container

26 comments:

  1. gosh that looks so good....yum !

    kary
    xxx

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  2. enough to feed an army... that is a great photo

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  3. Oh dear Geri,howdya do sweety poo...
    U have a delicious salad lined up here and love ur background too...
    have a super sparkly fantastic day :-)))

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  4. that is so yummy..

    My Round Robin is this week if you want to join in..

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  5. This would make a great summer meal when it's too hot to start the oven!

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  6. Mmm biting into this must be so much fun. A fiesta of flavor!

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  7. I am so happy you posted this recipe! I wrote it down! I need a good side for the summer grill! Thank you and hope you are feeling better. Thinking of you. Wendy

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  8. Yum! I crave beans on a regular basis and this sounds wonderful. I can see myself eating it daily!

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  9. This is my all time favorite kind of rice, just delicious.

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  10. The picture looks great!
    Makes me want to fix this salad.

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  11. That looks so delicious!! I have been craving rice lately and I love black beans. I will be making this one soon.

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  12. Looks yummy, and I don't usually like stuff all mixed up. I'm going to have to try this.

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  13. Yum! This looks healthy and delicious!

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  14. Sounds really yum! LOVE fresh cilantro!

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  16. It looks devine I am definitely going to make that!!

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  18. good to see you at Farmhouse...

    looks we have a common love of roses....

    very nice

    kary

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  19. The colors in this salad are so appealing. I'd love it for lunch.

    Nisrine

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  20. This looks great! I know it will be a winner with Gracie. Thanks for a great recipe and linking to TMTT.

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  21. That salad looks amazing..love the colors!

    xoxo

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  22. Geri, The cookbook came yesterday and we are loving it! We have already made 2 recipes from it and have a list more for this weekend and next week! Thank you again for having a great give away and I feel so lucky to have won :)
    Have a great day!
    Wendy

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  23. love this salad!it's so colourful and looks so good!!!
    Annalisa

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  24. I don't often eat rice salads, but this is one I would eat in an instance. Very appealing both to the eyes and to the stomache!

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  25. yum! this looks awesome. i will have to try it.

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