Sunday, February 9, 2014

Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad

When was the last time you had this much color on your plate? Mother nature ensures that when we embrace the spectrum of colors and add it to our plates that we are doing our bodies good.

This black bean and corn salad is easy to put together with just a few good ingredients, then tossed with a light lime vinagrette that brings it together and seals the deal.




Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad
Serves 6
Recipe from Whole Foods

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh or frozen and thawed corn kernels
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups added no-salt, cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped

Directions:
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.  Add corn and cook for 1 minute, then drain well and rinse in cold water, and drain again.  ( If using frozen corn skip this step.)  Meanwhile,  rinse onions in cold water to remove some of their sharp acidic flavor, drain well, and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, lime juice salt and pepper to make a dressing.  Add beans, corn, onions, and bell pepper and toss until just incorporated.  Cover and chill for about two hours.  Add cilantro and toss again just before serving.

Enjoy!


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24 comments:

Gloria Baker said...

look delicious!!

Roz Corieri Paige said...

I love this salad, Velva. I need to use the amount of lime juice that you recommend for that added zip!

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

How beautiful. I've made a similar salad and it's always a hit. For some reason I'm always drawn to black bean recipes.
Sam

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I love black beans and corn - a rainbow of beautiful colors!

Michelle said...

Another one of my favorites. We must share similar tastes!

Grandbabycakes said...

This looks fantastic! I would devour this entire bowl.

Rambling Tart said...

Velva, that is gorgeous. :-) I love lime vinaigrette and it would be such a sprightly addition to this. :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I too love black beans and salad. Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

Nammi said...

looks like a party in a bowl!. want to grab a spoon and help my self to some of that delicious looking salad

That Girl said...

This certainly brightens up a grey winter!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

A beautiful looking meal!

mangiabella said...

I'm such a sucker for black bean n corn anything!!! another one to bookmark!!! sending lots of love your way, stop by mangiabella and enter my vday giveaway!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ohhh - that IS so very colorful and looks delicious!!!
I love black beans and love corn!! Will have to make this when we get back from our trip!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Not only beautiful but the flavors sound wonderful together!

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Mr. & Mrs. P said...

What a delicious looking salad!! Perfect for a cook out!

Abbey said...

I made something similar to this just the other day! What a perfect thing to make when you need a healthy side and are strapped for time... Plus, if you keep your pantry stocked, you could throw a pantry version of this together in no time. Thanks for sharing,Velva!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

you know what i love this on- FISH TACOS! I know sounds crazy but i love putting a helping on my fish and tortilla! Makes me happy! love your version!

Big Dude said...

Very colorful Velva and it would go over well at our place. I like how you got everything about the same size.

Angie Schneider said...

So colourful and appetizing! It must be very flavourful and tasty too.

Blond Duck said...

It's so pretty! I love this in summer.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Love this salad…it really adds color to a plate of food such as grilled chicken.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh yes, this is certainly a colorful and appetizing salad, Velva. I love the notion of a lime vinaigrette. Thank you so much for sharing...

Ann Jones said...

Black beans and corn go so well together! This looks like it would be perfect for a summer salad!

Amber Gabrenas said...

This is one of my favorite salads! It's also very good with quinoa added.

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