Southwestern Black Bean Salad

I’ll admit that I struggle with veggies. Like… a lot. I really only like carrots, asparagus, peas, and starch filled veggies like potatoes and corn. For someone struggling with weight and health this is not good. I’ve been trying to work on my veggie intake so I figured that mixing veggies into other meals would be a good step towards tricking myself into eating them without really tasting them. I’ve heard that’s a great way to get yourself to eventually eat veggies all by themselves; baby steps. 

I’ve been searching through my Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook lately for yummy recipes and the first I decided to try was the Southwestern Black Bean Salad. 

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Because of my hate for veggies, I made some alterations to the recipe but I will post the real version with side notes in parenthesis that show my alternations. 

INGREDIENTS
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained 
1 red onion, finely chopped (1/2 TBS)
1 c. chopped roasted red pepper (did not use)
1/2 c. thawed frozen corn kernels
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro (1/2 TBS)
4 scallions thinly sliced
1 jalapeño pepper minced (did not use)
4 teaspoons lime juice (I used 2)
4 teaspoons of olive oil (did not use)
2 garlic cloves minced (did not use)
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch black pepper

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Just mix all the ingredients together, toss it in a salad, and call it a day! 

I personally found that I was not a fan of the recipe. It was not terrible by any means, but the acquired taste just wasn’t for me. I contemplated not even posting the recipe to my blog, but just because I wasn’t into it doesn’t mean that somebody else won’t like it! Even though I cut back on the strongest tastes, it was still too strong for me. 

If the recipe sounds good to you give it a try and let me know what you think!

***I do not own the rights to this recipe and all rights go to Weight Watchers International, Inc, but photos and opinions are my own***

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