Sweet and Savory Campsite Black Bean Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A blend of beans, spices, greens, and lime juice makes a wonderfully flavorful salad that is great for bringing along on picnics or camping trips. Taken from the great cookbook Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors by Robin Donovan. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, gluten-free, and low calorie; making this a versatile side dish for group gatherings and potlucks as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Juice the limes into a large plastic or ceramic bowl.
  2. Add salt, honey, cumin, cilantro, and oregano in the bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Drain the beans and rinse in a colander until water runs clear.
  4. Dice the peppers and green onions.
  5. Add beans, peppers, and onion to the bowl and toss with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  6. Cover and store the salad in a fridge or cooler overnight for best flavor. Best if brought to room temperature before serving.
  7. Eat as-is, rolled up in wraps or tortillas, or add tofu or cooked chicken to make a main course.