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Healthy Recipe: Corn and Black Bean Salad

Since fresh corn is still in season but won't be for much longer, why not use it to make this quick and simple dish. Honestly, it'll only take you about 15 minutes to make it. It makes a great side dish, a topping on burgers, or I like to scoop it onto my garden salad.

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Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad


1 can black beans, rinsed well with cold water
1 cup fresh corn (or corn from 2 ears)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tomato
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 clove minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pour the black beans, corn, and tomato in a bowl.

  2. Now add the chopped cilantro.

  3. Now add the chopped tomatoes and the olive oil.

  4. Now add the garlic and cumin and stir it until well mixed. You can enjoy it immediately or put it in the fridge for later.

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mehollowell mehollowell 7 years
This is a great and easy dish to prepare.
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 8 years
i make a dip like this but add green peppers chopped and like half a cup of balsamic vinaigrette. it is so good with chips, veggies, anything.
itsamanda9 itsamanda9 8 years
this was so easy to make, and yummy! thanks fit! :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
this looks really pretty and i'm sure that it tastes really good too. i'm a sucker for anything that has corn in it, and tomatoes and green onion! i don't know about the black beans since they scare me, but otherwise i'm game for this. i just sent the recipe to my fiance since he LOVES corn and BB
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
this sounds so healthy and easy to make
detroitgirl27 detroitgirl27 8 years
I like adding avacado and fresh lime juice for a twist!
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I eat this all the time... it's soooo good!
Swen Swen 8 years
I love this type of salad
Swen Swen 8 years
I love this type of salad
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
mmm just got some corn from the farmer's market and i always have the other ingredients on hand, so let's guess what I'm making later on today? :) thanks fit for the great idea!!
tzipora21 tzipora21 8 years
This sounds soo delicious. I will be trying it. Thank you!
kia kia 8 years
kia kia 8 years
amylp amylp 8 years
This sounds like something I make all the time, except I throw in three cans of beans (mixture of black beans and kidney beans - pinto also works), more garlic and cumin, lime juice, red onion, diced jalapeno, red and yellow bell pepper and white wine vinegar. I top it with some chopped avocado and lime juice and serve it over brown rice. It makes quite a bit of food and it's super easy! It tastes even better when it's been in the fridge for a while and has had a chance to absorb some of the flavours.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
Yum :drool:
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
Yum :drool:
llendril llendril 8 years
a little squirt of lime juice is great on a salad like this =)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Awesome! I just got about 2 dozen ears of corn from my inlaws and I've been looking for a good way to use it up before it goes bad. This looks perfect!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Oooh, my husband would love this. For him, I would substitute red bell peppers for tomatoes, as he doesn't like raw tomatoes. Thank you.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Ooh, susanec - great variation. I'll have to try that.
susanec susanec 8 years
I've been throwing something like this together too, except I add red onion and somekind of pepper and skip the garlic. Plus I add a dash of red or sherry vinegar.
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