In the kitchen with Lori Lesley

Staff Writer
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Lori Lesley

Layered black bean salad

4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

2 15-oz cans black beans, drained

2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro 

1 cup chopped red onion

2 cups chopped red and green sweet pepper

1  4-oz can chopped green chili peppers, drained

1 1/2 cup sour cream

2 Tbsp. lime juice

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

3/4 cup chopped seeded tomato

Spread lettuce evenly in a 9x13 baking dish. Layer ingredients in the following order: black beans, cilantro, red onion, sweet pepper and green chili peppers. 

For dressing, in a small bowl stir sour cream, lime juice, chili powder, salt and garlic powder.

Spread dressing over salad. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Sprinkle with chopped tomato. 


Lori Lesley is the owner of her home-based business Rollin’ the Dough and Casseroles to Go. She can be reached at