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This fresh salad is full of antioxidants, vitamins (especially vitamin C), and live enzymes (from the raw vegetables). It is low in fat and high in fiber; a perfect cholesterol lowering meal. Serve it for a party or bring it to a potluck. It can also be served in lettuce leaves as a "wrap" or "taco." Serve it over cooked quinoa for a heartier meal.
6 cups cooked black beans
4 cups chopped tomatoes
3 ears raw corn, cut off the cob *
3 spicy peppers such as jalapeno or banana peppers, diced *
1 mild red pepper, diced (such as a bell pepper or another spicy one if you dare)
2 cups sliced green onions or chopped sweet onions
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
the juice from 2 limes
2 teaspoons Herbamare (or sea salt)
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
Place all salad ingredients into a large glass bowl. Whisk the ingredients for the dressing in a separate small bowl. Pour dressing over salad and gently toss together.