Black Bean, Tomatoes and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

The following recipe is packed with healthful ingredients, but you’ll probably notice the great taste first.


1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 celery rib, trimmed and thinly sliced

1 tablespoon finely chopped Italian parsley

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste

1/8 teaspoon pepper or to taste

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon vegetable or chicken broth

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola or other blue cheese


Combine beans, celery and Italian parsley in a salad bowl. Stir gently but well to mix. Add cherry tomatoes. Combine the salt, pepper, vinegar, broth and oil in a small cup. Stir well and pour over the salad. Stir gently to mix. Sprinkle cheese over the salad. Serves 2.

Nutritional Information: 

PER SERVING: 270 calories / 12 grams fat / 17.5 grams protein / 34 grams carbohydrates / 555 milligrams sodium / 12 grams dietary fiber