A delicious side dish for any of your summer meals. Black beans, feta, basil, red onion, and tomato salad goes great with anything and everything. I recently made it for a family gathering, and it went over really well. Having said that, I thought I’d share with all of you. Spread the love, you know!
Being Latin American, I am crazy about black beans.
They’re not only delicious and versatile, but healthy too. They’re chock full of fiber, protein and antioxidants. I told you they were healthy! Black beans are native to the Central America and Mexico. Archaeologists believe that black beans are one of the first legumes to be cultivated. They’ve been grown for over 5000 years.
Let’s looks at flavors and textures…
Earthy black beans, salty feta, plus sweet and savory basil. Soft beans, crumbly feta, and firm tomatoes. This salad is a true kaleidoscope.
This awesome salad can double up as a relish for broiled fish, or can be eaten with tortilla chips. BTW, if you love black beans as much as I do you might want to check out my recipe for mango black bean salsa, just saying.
This salad is one of the easiest things I’ve ever made. All you need to do is chop and mix. You can make this dish in about 30 minutes or less depending on your chopping skills. I like to use the basil from my garden. I haven’t managed to kill it yet. Down the street from my house are two farm stands with red and juicy tomatoes. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Black beans, feta, basil, red onion, and tomato salad is my new go to picnic dish.
Black Beans, Feta, Basil, Red Onion, and Tomato Salad
You will love this black bean, feta, basil, red onion and tomato salad. Try a great cool summer salad with bright herb flavors of basil and thyme.
- To prepare the salad:
- In a large bowl, mix together the black beans, feta cheese, basil, red onion, and tomatoes.
- For the dressing:
- In a small bowl whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Kosher salt, oregano, thyme, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard until all ingredients are well blended.
- Pour over the bean mixture and mix until ingredients are well coated.
- Chill until ready to use.