Recipe of the week - 15-Minute Black Bean Salad


1/2 cup minced onion

2 medium cloves garlic pressed

2 cup black beans or 1 15 oz can (without BPA), drained and rinsed

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

8 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

2 TBS pumpkin seeds, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 TBS extra virgin olive oil

3 TBS fresh lemon juice

salt and black pepper to taste


Mince onions and press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting benefits. Mix all ingredients together and serve. This salad will keep for a couple of days and gets more flavorful if you let it marinate in the refrigerator for awhile. Serves 4

Nutrition :  vitamin C 90.5%   fibre 32.9%   vitamin A 25%    Calories 222