Michigan Black Bean Salad

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Michigan Black Bean Salad
Serves 4
This Mexican inspired salad can be served over a bed of Romaine lettuce or just on its own. Good, fresh tortilla chips are a MUST!!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1⁄2 cup Black Beans, dry
  2. - cups Water
  3. 1⁄2 cup Grape Tomatoes, halved
  4. 1⁄2 each Red Bell Pepper, diced
  5. 1⁄2 each Yellow Bell Pepper, diced
  6. 3⁄4 cup Celery, sliced thin on angle
  7. 1⁄2 cup Red Onion, diced
  8. 1⁄4 cup Green Onion, chopped
  9. 2 each Garlic Cloves, chopped
  10. - Salt, to taste
  11. - Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
  12. 3⁄4 cup Nino's Southwest Chipotle Ranch Dressing
  13. 1⁄4 cup Cilantro, fresh, chopped
  14. 2 cups Corn Tortilla Chips, broken
Instructions
  1. Soak black beans in water to cover overnight.
  2. Rinse beans and simmer in 4 to 5 cups of water until tender (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours).
  3. Drain and cool beans.
  4. Combine cooled beans with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, celery, garlic, and season lightly with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add Nino's Southwest Chipotle Ranch Dressing and toss.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and broken tortilla chips.
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