Thursday, May 29, 2014

Black Bean Salad

This is one of my favorite summertime salads. It only takes a few minutes to put together, I usually have all the ingredients on hand, and because it has no mayo it's great to pack for a picnic.

This is what you are going to need to put this recipe together

Black Bean Salad
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (I only used one in the recipe I made today)
9-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained (I prefer to use frozen, but I didn't have any on hand)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper (you can use green pepper instead or you can use 1/2 cup red and 1/2 cup green)
1/2 cup chopped sweet red onion (I used the white part of scallions, because that's what I had on hand)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 large garlic glove, minced
1/4 teaspoon cumin

1. Place the beans, corn, onion and bell pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle with black pepper and toss to mix well.
2. To make the dressing, add the vinegar, oil, brown sugar, minced garlic and cumin into a bowl and mix until sugar is dissolved.
3. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture, and toss to mix well. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve.

This salad gets better the longer it marinates in the dressing.

This salad makes a great stand alone lunch for me, but I have used it with fish, chicken and anything mexican. I bring it to pot lucks all the time. Want to try something new for the summer, this dish is a winner.

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Recipe adapted from "No-Time To Cook Cookbook"


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy.

Christine said...

Great looking salad and one that I will try, soon.
I love that others share their recipes. My old favorites are getting pretty "tired" and it's always fun to get fresh ideas.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This looks delicious!

Patti said...

I think that would be so good wrapped in a warm tortilla. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.

Salinn said...

Can't wait to try this!!! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE using black beans. ~I am signed into my daughter's account. :) My name is Nikki

Debbie said...

this sounds delish and I usually have all of these things on hand as well. I will definitely be giving it a try. I can taste this with some Parmesan cheese sprinkled through it too...yum.

Creations By Cindy said...

Would you believe that my oldest grandgirl who is 10 loves black bean salad? Matter of fact she loves black beans period! Thanks for sharing! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Cheryl said...

That looks like a delicious summertime dish! I must give this a try!