Learn how to make Black Bean Salad, one of Rita's recipes to increase complex carbohydrates for a healthy liver.

Black Bean Salad


  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 ounces roasted red bell peppers, cut into thin strips or coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion, divided
  • 1/3 cup mild salsa
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, cut into ¼-inch cubes


  1. Place all ingredients except 1 tablespoon of the onion and the cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Toss gently to blend well. Let stand 15 minutes to absorb flavors.
  2. Just before serving, gently fold in all but 2 tablespoons cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese and onion on top.

Makes 6 servings.