As promised, here is the recipe I came up with for a black blean salad. It's cool and refreshing, and would be fantastic as a side with a honey lime grilled chicken breast. With a little extra tomato, it'd be a great black bean salsa. You could add it to salads to jazz them up and add some protein...the possibilities are endless! Try it out. It's cheap, filling, and yummy.
Black Bean Salad
1 1/2 to 2 cups black beans, cooked and drained
1/2 bag frozen corn
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, sliced into rings
1/4 green pepper, minced
1/4 red onion, minced, or 2 scallions, sliced
1 lime, juiced
1 Tbs. canola oil
salt and pepper
3/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
In medium bowl, mix together beans, corn, tomatoes, green pepper, and onion. In separate small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Fold wet ingredients into bean mixture. Refrigerate fifteen minutes to let flavors meld.