Friday, January 22, 2010

Orange-Cilantro Black Bean Salad

My Mom sent me an email today reminding me that I had not posted since last week some time…funny Mom! One of my problems is we are so busy that by the time I get to sit and eat I am so hungry and it is pitch black out. I have lights but am not satisfied with the pictures when I use them. Also my meals have been somewhat less than inspiring. Mostly based on what I have on hand and that hasn't really been anything fancy. But today I was flipping through sites and came across this recipe from Weight Watchers. It sounded wonderful and…I had everything on hand!!!


Orange-Cilantro Black Bean Salad (Weight Watchers Online)


1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 medium red onion(s), cut into thin wedges
2 medium garlic clove(s), finely chopped
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 cup(s) canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 medium orange(s), peeled, segmented
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste


In a large skillet, warm oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic and cumin; cook 1 minute more.

Stir in black beans and cook just until heated through. Transfer bean mixture to a medium-size bowl and stir in cilantro, vinegar and oranges. Season to taste and serve. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

***If you are counting points this is described as being 4 servings at 3/4 cup each. They give it 1 weight watchers point. Not bad for a filling lunch!


Thistlemoon said...

Looks delicious - nice flavors!

Olga said...

What a coincidence! I made almost an identical thing, but added leftover grilled calamari.

Great flavors.

Elle said...

So pretty! And simple, too--I like that.

RJ Flamingo said...

What a good girl, you are! This looks really tasty, too!

Maria said...

Pretty! I love all of the flavors too!

sj said...

oh yum yum yum! I could totally dig into this one :)


Bob said...

Don't you love it when you see something you want to make and have everything on hand? Looks great!

MrOrph said...

that looks tasty!

i know exactly how you feel when i get lulls in posting about what i have been cooking.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

I love this.. Since hubby does not eat onions I would swap them for avocados!! What a great dish!!

Coach J said...

Looks delicious! It seems as if citrus salads are the recipe of the week; I've seen several blogs featuring citrus salads in some form.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

The added bonus here is that it is healthy and good for you as well as tasty.

Sandy Smith said...

Beautiful picture and sounds delicious! I have the exact same lighting issue. Not sure how to conquer that one yet. Longer daylight hours would be nice!

Mother Rimmy said...

I know what you mean. By the time I've worked all day, worked out after work, and made dinner it's dark out. The light is poor so it's tough to get a good picture, unless you have a really great camera and setup (which I don't). Can't wait for longer days! This salad looks wonderful. I love Weight Watcher recipes.

RJ Flamingo said...

Just a note to let you know that I've left a couple of awards for you over at my place - drop by when you get a chance! :-))

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

moms nagging bloggers... too funny

RecipeGirl said...

Moms are funny, aren't they? My sister gave me a hard time last week because I only posted once on my other blog. They get used to routine, I guess!

This looks terrific- definitely a salad for me. It's a great lunch idea!