Friday, June 2, 2017

EASY BLACK BEAN CORN SALAD

How does this easy black bean and corn salad sound?  It is loaded with fresh ingredients and drizzled with a chili lime vinaigrette.  You'll want to serve this soon and often!
Black Bean and Corn Salad
Let's face it we all try to eat healthy recipes, right?  Even better if it is quick and easy, right again? Our bodies love it when we load up on fresh ingredients that especially taste so good. Well, today this is where you can have all of those things by filling up on this fantastic salad.  It is loaded with three different kind of peppers, cherry tomatoes, black beans, corn, avocado, red onion, and topped with a chili lime vinaigrette.  It makes a great side or in our case tonight dinner :)

You will love that the vinaigrette gives a little kick to the salad.  It's not too spicy and really compliments the other ingredients.  Maybe you aren't in the salad mood (gasp!) so how does this sound?  Just place in all in a large bowl and use tortilla chips to make it more of an appetizer.  There you go, one recipe that can be used two ways!

In the past I have made a similar salad by adding quinoa - most of of the ingredients are the same as here but has a different vinaigrette dressing - be sure to check out this Mexican Quinoa Salad as I think you will like it too.

With the weather getting warmer too, this would make a great picnic salad.  Mix it up and store in a mason jar until you are ready to eat.  If you don't plan on eating the salad until much late, I would probably not cut and add the avocado until right before it is going to be served.  Avocados tend to get a bit brown if they sit too long.  As long as you make it and eat within two hours, you should be fine.

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EASY BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALAD

How does this easy black bean and corn salad sound?  It is loaded with fresh ingredients and drizzled with a chili lime vinaigrette.  You'll want to serve this soon and often!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 0 MINStotal time: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup black bean, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  •  1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup orange pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper as needed to liking

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, red onion, and 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro and mix well
  2. Add in diced avocado and mix gently
  3. In a small food processor, combine the lime juice, olive oil, honey, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, chili powder, vinegar, garlic, mustard and process until combined
  4. Drizzle dressing over salad and mix gently
  5. NOTE:  if not eating within two hours, add avocado later
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Enjoy!

Black Bean and Corn Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette

4 comments:

  1. Looks lovely and so colourful filled with goodness!! Thanks for sharing.Have a great day ahead!!

    Shantana

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  2. Looks lovely and so colourful filled with goodness!! Thanks for sharing.Have a great day ahead!!

    Shantana

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  3. I love colorful summer salads like this! Delicious, healthy and easy to make. Thanks!

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  4. this looks like a very tasty summer salad. Oh my love the flavors involved and the colors look amazing
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