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Black Bean and Corn Salad

Southwestern Black Bean and corn Salad

Corn and black beans look and taste enticing together in this Southwestern-inspired salad. Embellished with tomato, avocado, and lime juice, this makes a great potluck dish for a crowd if you double the recipe.

Serves: 4 to 6

  • 2 cups or one 15- to 16-ounce can drained and rinsed) black beans
  • 2 cups cooked corn kernels, preferably fresh (from 2 large or 3 medium ears)
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halves
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro, optional
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh oregano, or 1/2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup good-quality vinaigrette (homemade or store-bought), or as needed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients except the salt and pepper in a serving container and toss together thoroughly. Use enough vinaigrette to coat and flavor the ingredients but not drench them.

This can be made several hours ahead and refrigerated (covered) until needed. Bring to room temperature and season with salt and pepper before serving.

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    May 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Don’t know why but it’s really hard to find cans of black beans in the UK! Anyone know where to find them? I love these recipes but the black beans are a problem especially if like me you’re lazy and can’t be bothered to boil raw ones for ages!

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      May 27, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Hey Jude (sorry, I couldn’t resist) — can you get any kind of black beans? Any variety can be substituted in these recipes. Hope that helps!

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    May 28, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I would imagine that any small bean would work in this salad; they just might not be as pretty as black beans. 😉

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    May 28, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    In Australia and uk they are often also called kidney beans.

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