Easy and Affordable Black Bean Salad

Hello All!

I wanted to share a very quick and easy dinner I made a few nights ago that is a knockout! Inexpensive and delicious!

Black Bean Salad with Croutons and Goat Cheese

Serves 6-8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes

1 can black beans, rinsed

1 clove garlic, minced

1 onion, small dice

2 medium-sized red bell peppers, small dice

2 medium-sized orange bell peppers, small dice

2 medium-sized yellow bell peppers, small dice

1 jalapeno, minced

1/2 bu cilantro, minced

2 plum tomatoes, small dice

1 cucumber, small dice

Once you cut all ingredients, toss them together in a bowl. Then make your dressing.


1 T smoked paprika

1 t hot pepper flake

1 clove garlic

2 limes, juiced

1/2 t honey

1/4 cup olive oil

1 T kosher salt

1/2 t black pepper

You can make this dressing really easily if you do it in a blender. Blend till smooth.

Toss your veggies with your dressing and you want to let it sit so it can soak up the dressing.

NEXT, make your croutons.


1 focaccia, cubed

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 T olive oil

1 t kosher salt

3 grinds fresh black pepper

Mix your garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil together. Blend together and then cube your bread and toss it in the mixture. Dump on a sheet pan and toast in the oven till golden brown. Several minutes.

When ready to compose your salad. Toss your bean mixture with greens, crumbled goat cheese, and croutons and serve!


Easy and delicious.

Try it out.

Sean G.


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