Santa Fe Cheese and Bean Salad with Cilantro Dressing
2C.Black beanscooked and drained
1Small red oniondiced
1Red peppercleaned, seeded and slivered
1Green peppercleaned, seeded and diced
3/4C.Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3/4C.Shredded cheddar cheese
1/3C.Creamy cilantro salad dressing
In a large bowl, combine beans, onion, red and green pepper and tomato. Add 1/2 C. each Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, reserving 1/4 C. for each cheese for garnish. Pour salad dressing over salad mixture, tossing to coat well.
Line 6 plates with lettuce leaves. Top with salad mixture, dividing evenly. Sprinkle remaining Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese on top for garnish.
*You may substitute 1/3 C. ranch-style dressing to which you've added 1 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro.