Black Bean and Bell Pepper Salad

My favourite WOW salad recipe. ‪#‎beansaladrecipe‬

Servings: 12


½ cups water
15 Dates
½ cups fresh lime juice
⅓ cups extra-virgin olive oil
1 ¾ tbsp dried oregano
1 ¼ tbsp honey or maple syrup for a Vegan version
1 ¼ tbsp ground cumin
1 ¼ tbsp ground coriander
1 can Beans, Black
½ cups chopped red bell pepper
½ cups chopped yellow bell pepper
½ cups chopped green bell pepper
½ cups chopped red onion
½ cups chopped fresh parsley
1 cup cooked Quinoa (optional)


For Vinaigrette:

  1. Boil water and dates in heavy small saucepan for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour to soften.
  2. Transfer date mixture to blender. Add lime juice, oil, oregano, honey, cumin and coriander and puree. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature before using.)

For salad:

  1. Combine beans, bell peppers, onion, parsley and quinoa (if using) in large bowl.
  2. Toss with enough vinaigrette to coat. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)