• Black Bean Salad With Corn And Red Peppers

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    • 1 1/2 c. dry black beans
    • 1 c. long-grain rice
    • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil divided
    • 2 c. corn cooked
    • 2 lrg sweet red peppers diced
    • 1/4 c. coriander fresh, minced
    • 1/4 c. minced fresh parsley
    • 6 x green onions minced
    • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 1 x clove chopped garlic
    • 1 Tbsp. chili pwdr
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 1/4 c. apple juice


    1. In large saucepan, bring 4-1/2 c. water and beans to boil; boil gently for 2 min. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 1 hour; drain. Add in 4 c. cool water to beans and bring to boil. Cover and simmer gently for 1-1/2 to 2 hrs or possibly till tender. Drain, rinse with cool water and drain again. Meanwhile, add in rice to 12 c. boiling water; cook for 12 to 14 min or possibly till tender. Drain; toss with 1 tsp. of the oil.
    2. Combine beans, rice, corn, peppers, coriander, parsley and onions. Whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, chili pwdr, salt and pepper; whisk in remaining oil. Pour over salad and toss. Taste and adjust seasoning.
    3. Makes 12 servings.
    4. NOTES : As a timesaver, two 19 ounce (540 mL) cans of black or possibly kidney beans (rinsed and liquid removed) can be substituted for the cooked dry beans in this exotic-flavoured salad. If you do not have coriander, use mint or possibly increase the parsley to 1/2 c. (125mL)
    5. By lowering the fat to 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil, and 1/8 c. red wine vinegar, and adding 1/4 c. apple juice

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