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Sweet-and-Hot Bean-and-Veggie Salad

Yield Makes 8 servings
For milder chopped onions, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes; drain, and pat dry. Proceed with recipe as directed.


  • 1 tablespoon no-calorie sweetener
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 medium-size red onion, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in beans and remaining ingredients, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 3 hours.

  2. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Splenda Granular for no-calorie sweetener.