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Black Bean and Corn Salad Recipe

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Even folks who normally don't care for black beans will find this fresh dish delicious. With its contrasting colors and wonderful cumin dressing, this salad is a great addition to any meal.—Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red or cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared without salt) equals 111 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk the first nine ingredients until well blended. Add the beans, corn, onion and red pepper; toss well. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean and Corn Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p41

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared without salt) equals 111 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

This salad was very popular with friends who came to over. We ate it as a salad, and later in the day with tortilla chips like salsa. With the few remaining leftovers, I plan to make soup with leftover chunked chicken breasts and chopped tomatoes!

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