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Black Bean Coconut Rice Salad

Black Bean Coconut Rice Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean salad, coconut rice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Laureen King
Colourful, delicious and healthy salad that is perfect summer picnics and BBQ's
Print Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 can (400ml/14 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 can (540ml/19oz) black beans rinsed
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple cubed
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives or green onion
  • 1 lime 3 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pureed pineapple
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp jalapeño pepper finely chopped


  • Rinse rice in cold water until water is no longer cloudy.
  • Transfer rice to cooking pot, add coconut milk, coconut water and 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir well.
  • Bring rice to full boil, turn heat down to lowest setting. Place lid on pot and simmer on lowest heat for 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and let rest leaving lid on for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to extra large bowl, fluff with fork and let cool. Fluff with fork occasionally until completely cooled.
  • While rice is cooking prepare beans and vegetables as well as dressing.
  • For Dressing
  • In jar combine together, lime juice, olive oil, grated ginger, pineapple puree, jalapeño pepper, 2 tbsp. red onion finely chopped and 1/4 cup chopped cilantro.
  • Place lid on jar and shake to blend all ingredients together.
  • When rice is cooled, toss in the black beans, pineapple, red bell pepper, 1 cup red onion, 1/2 cup cilantro and chives.
  • Add dressing and toss together until blended.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


To make pineapple puree. Chop fresh pineapple, place in blender until smooth. About 1 cup chopped pineapple should make 1/2 cup puree.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 48.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.7mg