Go to lunch…Black Bean Salad

I’m all about the quick meals.  For two reasons mainly…I usually don’t start thinking about what to eat until I get hungry and I hate making a big mess that I’m going to have to clean up later.  One of my absolute favorite lunches (or dinners) is a black bean salad.  It’s super simple and tastes great!

(my lovely iPhone shot)


1/2-3/4 cup of black beans (drained & rinsed)

8-10 grape tomatoes

chopped onion

avocado (optional)


Balsamic vinegar

lime juice


Throw the first 4 ingredients together, drizzle a tiny bit of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), a couple splashes of balsamic vinegar and several splashes of lime juice.  Then salt to taste.

It’s seriously, that simple!  I LOVE it!  The tang of the lime juice gets balanced out by the balsamic vinegar, but by adding a splash or two more of lime juice, you get a nice citrus-y taste that isn’t too tangy.


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