Salads, salads, salads… I’ve been eating so many lately and got myself into a rut!  Finding I’m wanting a week’s break from spinach and kale.  So here is what I came up with for lunch today.  Thought it was very delicious, and although a salad, a great change from the usual greens!  But, you could even toss this with salad greens to make it more substantial!

Black Bean Confetti Salad
Makes 4 Servings

2 15-ounce cans organic black beans, drained and rinsed
4 organic bell peppers, a mix of colors, diced
1 organic cucumber, diced
1 organic jalapeno pepper, minced (optional)
1 white onion, diced
Juice of one large lime
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp cayenne
Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
A few spoonfuls of organic Greek yogurt (optional)

Mix beans, bell peppers, cucumber, jalapeno, and onion in a large bowl.  In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, sea salt, cayenne and cilantro into a vinaigrette.  Pour vinaigrette over the bean mixture, toss well to coat, and adjust seasonings to taste.  Spoon into bowl and top with spoonful of Greek yogurt.

And that’s what’s for lunch today!

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. I’ve been craving this all week! Thanks for the recipe, I’ve added it to our menu next week.

  2. Awesome, Kelsey! Hope you enjoyed :)

  3. Great recipe. I like variety. This is a wonderful way to eat a “salad” midweek, when you run out of lettuce!!!

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