Refried Black Bean Salad

Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

Refereshing yet warm, with wonderful contrasts of texture and flavor. Healthy, too!

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet, add the garlic and onions and saute for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the spices, except the cilantro, and saute 2-3 minutes more.
  3. Add the beans and cilantro and cook for 10-15 minutes, mashing with a potato masher or back of a spoon intermittently until the onions, beans, spices, etc are one big mass.
  4. Add half the rice, mash into the the bean mixture.
  5. Mix the tomato, cucumber, romaine, and remaining rice.
  6. Add the warm bean mixture to the salad, carefully mix together.
  7. Serve immediately with spice, scallions, and/or tabasco to taste.