Thursday, April 28, 2011

~ Black Bean and Corn Salad ~

 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (A must to use fresh limes, not the bottled juice)
 1/2 cup olive oil 
 1 clove garlic, minced  (Add more if you like)
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (Again, amount is optional)
 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
 1-1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
 1 red bell pepper, chopped (I prefer green bell peppers...use what you like!)
 2 tomatoes, chopped
 6 green onions, thinly sliced  (I sometimes use purple onion as I did on Sunday)
 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (Another must)

Place lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small jar. Cover with lid, and shake until ingredients are well mixed.
  1. In a salad bowl, combine beans, corn, avocado, bell pepper, tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro. Shake lime dressing, and pour it over the salad. Stir salad to coat vegetables and beans with dressing, and serve chilled.
I make the dressing and refrigerate. I combine all the salad ingredients except the avocado and tomatoes and chill. Just before serving, add all together and serve. It's ok the next day but not as good,
in my opinion. :-) Adding some minced jalapeno adds a great kick to it!

I'm joining Miz Helen and Michael Lee West for their weekly memes. Be sure you stop by both blogs for some of the best recipes ever!

I also joined the Crafty Soiree!


Blondie's Journal said...

This sounds and looks delicious, Pat! I love jalepenos!!


Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Hi Pat!

So glad you found Lark's country Heart.

Why not link up some of your goodies to: Made it on Monday....A WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY on my blog.

*link ups are every WED.-SAT.*

I hope you stop by often :)

Candace said...

That looks fantastic, Pat! Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, too! Have a great weekend!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This sounds delicious. I made something similar but love the black beans in yours.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Pat,
I am so happy that you were able to post your Black Bean and Corn Salad! I really looks delicious and it is a great photo. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week.

Jane said...

Now this is MY kind of dish...all my favorite ingredients! This one is definitely joining my list of "must try" recipes.
Thank you for sharing...
Jane (artfully graced)

Michael Lee West said...

Pat, I've got the ingredients on my grocery list for this wonderful salad--it's a keeper!

nancycreative said...

This sounds so good and healthy!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

This looks so fresh. All that is needed is a cold Corona.

Sugar Mama Bakeshop said...

mmm. Yummy! Looks great!