Black Bean Salad

If you need a last minute dish to take, serve or eat, this Black Bean Salad is just the ticket.  Made with mostly pantry staples, it’s a quick fix and a real crowd pleaser.Black Bean Salad is a snap to make and a real crowd pleaserWe had a hum-dinger of a wind storm last weekend.  Over 160,000 homes were without power on Sunday.  There were trees down everywhere.  Needless to say, it was the kind of day that made me wish for summer sun and gentle breezes!  This salad is perfect with grilled chicken at a picnic.  Luckily, it’s also great with enchiladas in the cold spring!  Most of the ingredients are things I have on hand all year long.  A few things need to be picked up from the produce section, but compared to most salads, the list is tiny.Black Bean Salad is a snap to make and a real crowd pleaserThis salad gets better if you let it sit a little while in the fridge.  If time will allow, try to make it up early in the day.  Your taste buds will thank you.

Black Bean Salad
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained well
  • 16 oz frozen corn, rinsed with warm water to quick thaw and remove any ice crystals
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cups bottled oil and vinegar dressing
  • 2 small limes, juiced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, corn, pepper, green onions and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, dressing, lime juice and cumin.
  3. Pour dressing mixture over bean mixture.
  4. Toss.


8 thoughts on “Black Bean Salad

  1. I have a version of this I make too and I absolutely love it! You’re so right – it’s one of those dishes everyone loves that can practically be made completely from the pantry (and occasionally the freezer when I still have some summer corn left). I haven’t added green onions though. I can’t wait to try that wrinkle!

  2. That’s a lot of people without power. We had it happen here once and the whole town and nearby city were out for 3 days. It was total anarchy. The only good thing is it was before everyone became so obsessed with cell phones.

    This looks like perfect to me. Nothing beats a hearty bean salad. Plus it just looks good too. Pretty and yummy are a dangerous combination. In the best possible way.

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