Quick Corn and Black Bean Salad Recipe
Quick Corn and Black Bean Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Quick Corn and Black Bean Salad Recipe

Read Reviews
5 9 16
Publisher Photo
I'm often asked to create "different" recipes for parties. This corn salad, cooked up for a barbecue, was an instant hit. Filled with multicolored vegetables and plenty of seasonings, it has great eye appeal and loads of flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped, optional
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 179 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, cilantro, lime juice, hot pepper sauce and chili powder. Pour over corn mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Corn and Black Bean Salad in Country Woman July/August 2003, p31

Reviews for Quick Corn and Black Bean Salad

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"After reading all the rave reviews, I thought this would be really great, but somehow the flavors weren't there for me. Maybe the Italian dressing I used overpowered the other flavors. It is a pretty dish, and I wish I loved it, but it was a disappointment."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"Over the years I have made many versions of black bean, corn and tomato salad. This is a great recipe. It is the best when a fresh tomato is available! This is a classic recipe that can be altered with ingredients on hand. It is great as a stand alone side dish or with chips/crackers. For large gatherings double the recipe and serve in a triffle bowl--- the beautiful colors will stand out any party table!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"This continues to be a favorite of my family and myself. Wonderful summer salad to go along with grilling time!"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"I made this, and the entire bowl was gone by the end of the party. People ate it with tortilla chips, so I find it more of a salsa than a salad. I am making it again for another party, and I am sure it will be eaten just as quickly. This time I am doubling the recipe!"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"If asked to bring anything to a picnic I suggest this lovely salad. We ate it as a side dish. The next day my husband ate it with Scoops Tortilla Chips. I love pretty food that tastes good too. I have this pictured on my page"

Loading Image