We intended to make this corn and black bean salad recipe as a salsa, but when it came out of the test kitchen, staffers couldn’t refrain from shoveling it in their mouths with a spoon! Hence—it became one our latest favorite salad (main course or side).
Sweet Corn & Black Bean Salad 2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup frozen sweet corn, thawed 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, roughly chopped 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 large handful fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 2-3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (about half a lime) Pepper, to taste
I love making this colorful, salad when the weather warms, it makes enough to feed a crowd and makes a great side dish or appetizer if served with chips. It's also great as a topping for taco salads or served with grilled meat and fresh tortillas. And BONUS, this salad is low in saturated fat and loaded with antioxidants. A perfect summer side dish for grilled meat, fish or chicken. It's best when you use sweet fresh roasted corn, but if corn is not in season, frozen, thawed corn will work…
The best 3 bean salad - 1 - 15 oz can black beans 1 - 15 oz can kidney beans 1 - 15 oz can cannellini beans 2 peppers chopped (I used about 2/3 of a red, orange and yellow pepper, you can also use green) 1 red onion finely chopped 1/4 c olive oil 1/4 c red wine vinegar 2 T lime juice (fresh is best) 1 T lemon juice 1 T salt 1 clove crushed garlic 1 bunch of chopped cilantro chili powder and pepper to taste