|Basil Black Bean Salad|
Drain and rinse 2 1/2 c. canned black beans. Add 2 green onions, sliced thinly; 1 c. diced celery, 1 c. diced tomatoes, 1 c. diced peeled and seeded cucumbers. Stir gently.
Mix together: 6 T. good olive oil, 4 T. slivered fresh basil, 4 T. lemon juice, 2 t. grated orange zest. Pour over salad and mix. Allow to stand at least 1 hr. to blend flavors before serving. Serves 6.