Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jicama, Avocado, Bell Pepper and Black Bean Salad

This recipe is quite healthy for you! It is high in protein, fiber and vitamins and low in fat.


1 jicama
1 avocado
1 can black beans
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 yellow or orange bell pepper
1/2 Vidalia onion
1 lime
1/4 cup cilantro

Open beans and pour into colander. Rinse beans well and let dry. (Rinsing the beans removes the mysterious substance that makes people gassy. I know that isn't polite to talk about, but it's good to avoid being gassy).

Wash and peel onion. Dice as small as your patience allows. Mix with black beans in medium sized bowl. Rinse and mince cilantro, add to bean mixture. Add about 1/4 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon paprika to beans. Wash bell peppers and cut into slender pieces about 1 1/2 inches long. Wash jicama and cut in half. Peel and cut into sticks that resemble french fries. Cut avocado into small chunks before serving.

Scoop bean mixture onto plates. Place jicama sticks and bell peppers and avocado on top of beans. Squeeze lime over salads.

*A grilled chicken breast would be a nice addition to this salad. I'd add a light splash of olive oil to add more moisture if using chicken.

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