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Latin Black Bean Salad with Peaches

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Local Eating Month, Week 2

Latin food can be local too! This recipe is for a very simple salad using black beans from Cayuga Pure Organics near Ithaca, New York. Thanks to them, we have access to a great vegetarian source of protein from a regional organic farm. The dish was inspired by a wonderful dish made for us by Autumn Stoscheck of Eve's Cidery , who used as many fresh vegetables she could tossed with cooked black beans. The result was a juicy salad of September bliss.

This is a simplified version with just a few ingredients. There are no exact quantities for this recipe, because it is up to you to judge the amounts you want to use. The idea is to have the same proportions of onions, tomato, and peaches, and just make the dish as colorful and diverse as possible. Who needs mango when we have ripe, juicy peaches?!

Cooked black beans (see below)
Red onion
Heirloom tomatoes(of any color and shape)
Small red or green Chile peppers
Herbs: mint, cilantro, parsley
Vinegar (and lime if not on a local diet)
Collard greens or kale (about 3 cups chopped)

Dice the red onions, tomatoes, and peaches to about a medium size, not much bigger than the beans. For 1 cup of cooked beans you will need about 1/2 a peach, 1 medium tomato, 1/4 of a red onion, and about 1" of the chile pepper.
Mince the chiles finely and toss them in along with the herbs for extra flavor. Dress with vinegar, season with salt, and toss thoroughly.
Steam the collard greens and kale, and place them on the bottom of two dishes. Spoon the bean salad on top of the greens and serve.
Buen Provecho!
Makes enough for 2 healthy portions.

How To Cook Dried Black Beans:

Take 1 cup dried beans, place in a bowl, and cover with about double their amount in water. Soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Drain the beans of their soaking liquid and transfer to a pot. Cover again with at least 2-4 inches of water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer covered on very low heat until the beans are cooked through and soft (about 1 hour). You can add cumin, ginger, or garlic to the cooking liquid to add flavor. Ginger and cumin both help with the digestibility of the beans, reducing gas.


Wow, such a lovely salad ! Peaches are such a wonderful surprise! I hope to try this Sunday! I love all these recipes so much!

Made this and used mango's since that is what I had.  LOVED it.  After I removed the spiny middle part of the collards, I cut them into about inch size peices, boiled them for 15 minutes, and after squeezing all the water out I sauteed in a bit of olive oil, butter and garlic.  The collards were the base for some fish I prepared in the oven, and topped it all with the black bean salad.  so delicious and healthy!

Hi Rachel.  The sauteed collards sound awesome! I love this salad as well. It is an absolute staple in the summer time months. 

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I would like to make this one as a side dish for my dinner. My parents are abroad so could you just help me make it. I would love ot know the complete recipe and the procedure to make this one. Please help me out here. Online Scams

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Salad is really delicious. I want it now... It's so yummi.Let do bisnis tiket pesawat dan tiket kereta online.Want  to breakfast with this meal plan..

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