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Herbed Rice and Spicy Black Bean Salad

rice and black bean saladPrep Time: 45 Min
Ready In: 55 Min

Servings: 8
Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups cold, cooked white rice
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped black olives
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:
1. Make a seasoning by mixing together the basil, thyme, parsley, cilantro, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.

2. Gently mix together the rice, black beans, celery, olives, and green onions in a large bowl. Season the rice mixture with 1 teaspoon of the seasoning.

3. Make a dressing by whisking the vinegar and olive oil with the seasoning; allow to rest for 10 minutes. Pour the dressing over the rice mixture; stir to combine.

Nutritional Information:
Amount Per Serving Calories: 185 | Total Fat: 8.8g | Cholesterol: 0mg

Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.com