Healthy Recipes

Black and Red Bean Salad with Lime-Cumin Dressing

Recipe by Cyndi Reeser

The dressing makes this high fiber salad special. So quick and easy, especially if you keep a supply of the salad dressing on hand. Then you can combine the dressing with any combination of beans you like!


  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks)
  • 3/4 cup vertically sliced red onion
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of dark red kidney beans


  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin


Rinse and drain the canned beans. Combine with the celery and onion in a large bowl and toss well. In a separate bowl, combine ingredients for the dressing and stir with a whisk until blended. Pour half of the dressing over the bean mixture, tossing to coat. Adjust seasonings as desired. Refrigerate the remainder of the dressing in a jar for your next bean salad!

Makes 4 - one cup servings
Per 1 cup serving:

  • calories 245
  • carbohydrate 41 g
  • protein 13 g
  • fiber 7 g
  • fat 4.5 g

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