• It is an offering for meat eaters…..great with steak 
  • It is an offering for pescatarians…. add a piece of wild some on the side with tzatziki
  • It is an offering for vegetarians….add a piece of sourdough bread toasted with cheddar cheese
  • It is an offering for vegans….make mashed potatoes and yams with a hint of Dijon. 
Vitality Rules!  I think these PV hikers must be consuming Black Bean Salad!
This delicious salad is also a visual feast. It may be made in advance and keeps well for several days. The cilantro may be omitted if you prefer. (Makes about 8 cups)


  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 15-ounce can corn kernels, drained, or 1 10-ounce bag frozen corn, thawed, or 2 cups fresh corn
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider or distilled vinegar
  • 1 lemon or lime, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin (can add 2 more teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander(can omit)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or a pinch of cayenne


In a large bowl, combine beans, onion, bell peppers, corn, tomatoes, and cilantro.

In a small bowl, whisk together vinegars, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, coriander, and red pepper flakes. Pour over salad and toss gently to mix. Let stand up to 8 hours.

Recipe from Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes by Patricia Bertron, R.D.