This is the best black bean salad ever! I have used it for parties of 30-40 people and everyone always wants the recipe. The ingredient list sounds a little strange is seems a little long, but it comes together quickly and tastes great! It has just a hint of sweetness. It is best made a little ahead of time so that the flavors can marry. Thank you so much for posting this, saved me the trouble, and now I can add it to my shopping list to make for tonights party! Try this. You won't be disappointed.