|Black Bean Salad|
A fun, tasty and sweet-ish dish. It may not be the prettiest but trust me, this dish tastes better than it looks!
8 dates, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 – 15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
Pour boiling water over dates in a small bowl and let stand 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a blender. Add lime juice, oil, water, oregano, honey, cumin and coriander to the date puree.
In a medium bowl combine the beans, bell peppers, onion and cilantro. Toss with dressing, to coat. Season with salt and pepper and serve.