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Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad

 Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad
This recipe is a favorite with my husband and five boys, all hearty eaters. It's filling, economical and, best of all, easy to prepare. I spend many afternoons driving our sons back and forth to their wrestling and band practices, piano lessons, Boy Scout meetings and church activities.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions with tops
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Cover and chill
  • several hours or overnight. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 164 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 373 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.