Spicy Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

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What Started it all:
Black Beans, Cucumber, canned vegetables, microwave

This Spicy Black Bean and Cucumber Salad is packed with flavor and can be whipped up in no time. Perfect for a healthy lunch or light dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 can of mixed vegetables, drained
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prep the Ingredients: Dice the cucumber into small, bite-sized pieces. Drain and rinse the black beans and canned mixed vegetables.
  2. Mix the Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the black beans, diced cucumber, and mixed vegetables.
  3. Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Combine and Serve: Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until well coated. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
  5. Microwave Option: If you prefer a warm salad, you can microwave the mixed vegetables for 1-2 minutes before adding them to the salad. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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