This hearty and filling black bean salad is not only the perfect side dish to your meat course but a great main dish for vegetarians.
Hearty, savory, and protein-packed, this warm black bean salad is the perfect side dish to your mains, such as chicken or pork. And for my plant-based friends, this salad is also filling enough to eat as your main course. (Just be sure to double up on the serving sizes.)
There’s a lot of flavor that goes into this recipe with a unique combination you may not expect. Cinnamon, garlic, chili powder, cumin, lemon, and onion contribute fragrant aromas and offer the perfect hints of sweet, sour, and spice to the black beans. Personally, I think the soft, chunky texture of the semi-mashed black beans is the next best thing to warm, comforting mashed potatoes (only the beans are more nutrient-dense). What more could you want from a side dish?