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Spicy Orzo and Black Bean Salad

A few extra ingredients can have a huge impact on a black bean salad.

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This pasta and bean salad boasts a colorful miscellany of ingredients and tastes as appetizing as it looks. Mixed vegetables contrast with earthy black beans, green spinach and spicy cilantro. Jalapeño peppers and chili powder give it a spicy flair. This salad is also full of nutrients like iron and vitamin C, so it's good for you, too. Just be careful when working with jalapeños, as they can easily sting and irritate the skin. Wear rubber gloves while chopping them, and be sure to avoid touching your eyes and wash your hands thoroughly after cutting.

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