Black Bean Salad with Charred Scallion and Mojito Dressing

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $1.39
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19oz canBlack Beans, drained and rinsed
5Green Onions/Scallions
1/2 cupMint or Cilantro, finely chopped
2 tspGinger, grated
1 cloveGarlic, grated
1Lime, juice and/or zest
1Orange, juice and/or zest
2 tbspOlive Oil
1/4 cupFeta (optional)
1/2 tspSea Salt


  1. Over the BBQ grill or cast iron grill pan, grill scallions until lightly blacked on the outside.
  2. Roughly chop the scallions and add to a bowl with black beans and mint/cilantro.
  3. For the dressing use a jar and combine ginger, garlic, olive oil, salt, lime and orange juice and zest. If you don’t want to add the juice, just add the zest and a couple tablespoons of water.
  4. Add dressing to your ingredients and mix well. Top with feta.


  • ​Eating foods higher in folate is linked to reduced bladder cancer risk. One cup of beans provides almost half of the folate most people need in a day. Beans are also a great source of protein to build, repair and maintain muscles.
  • If you received radiation treatment to the bladder, you may experience digestive upset. Try reducing fibre until your side effects improve by replacing beans with fibre-free protein options such as eggs, cheese or fish.
  • Grilling is a great way to enjoy your food and the weather in the summer time.  Did you know? For a vegetarian option, you can grill your favourite vegetables, fruit and plant-based proteins such as tofu. The good news is that when you grill these plant based foods those cancer causing chemicals that change DNA don't form.