Corn and Black Bean Salad Recipe
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 large red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients; pour over corn mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Stir before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
2/3 cup: 142 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Corn and Black Bean Salad
"This was really great as a salad! I wanted to serve it as a salsa dip and it needed a little bit more kick for that. I added 1 teaspoon of chili powder, increased the cumin to 1 teaspoon and added a 4 ounce can of chopped green chiles and used 4 tablespoons of olive oil. It makes a wonderful healthy dish either way you use it."
"Great salad! I used frozen corn instead of the canned corn, and I used olive oil instead of the canola oil. I also left out the cilantro. We really liked this. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing this recipe."
"I substituted red and green bell peppers for the tomatoes because I didn't have any tomatoes. This got rave reviews - the fresh ingredients were stronger than the canned and it felt extremely fresh and delicious."
"This is super good and a crowd pleaser. I love it as it is, without any changes. Other times I add proteins or pasta to stretch it out. No matter, it gets raves. It's a very adaptable recipe."
"Really delicious!! I have made this salad quite a few times now, and everyone eats it up."
"Great inexpensive recipe to make for a crowd...I increased by 4 and it got rave reviews. I did add fresh chopped green, red, and orange peppers."
"This was great! I actually used a can of refried black beans due to what I had on hand. Everyone loved this recipe. I will definitely make this again!"
"So delicious! I made three changes, I used a quarter teaspoon of sugar which was more than enough, I broiled the corn in the oven to make it more flavorful, and I used only half an onion. As a lover of onions, even I thought that one whole onion was a little excessive."
"I always love this salad....I've been making it for years!!"
"Wonderful. So versatile.Such a great guideline to play with. Have made this several times now, and each time I change a small thing. I have added jalapenos one time, and left out the cilantro (because I was out), used fresh tomatoes, turned out great. Another time I used an Italian canned tomato. You cant go wrong. I do cut the recipe in half as Im feeding 2, not 8. Tastes even better the next day."
"Everytime I make this I get rave reviews! easy to make- delicious and you can make it using all canned ingredients. (use petite diced tomatoes, drained). Whenever I make this, I ask myself why I waited so long to make it again!"
"Very tasty salad. My family liked this. I will make this again."
"This is a keeper!! Wish I had found it earlier in the summer."
"Everyone loved it. I used about half the sugar and omitted the cilantro."
"Made this last night to go with our dinner it was great."
"This is SO good! I used frozen corn and lemon juice instead of lime; decreased the sugar to 1 Tbsp since the corn was sweet. Definitely making this again and am looking forward to bringing this to our summer BBQs."
"Great flavor. I didn't have fresh tomato so I substituted with a can of well-drained Rotel tomatoes. Worked fine."
"Got rave reviews and so simple - used can of tomatoes with green chilies and freah tomatoes"
"Loved this recipe! I ate it with tacos and put it on salads. I'm making it again today but I'm going to use rotel because I don't have any fresh tomatoes or cilantro. I hope it turns ou ok."
"Great recipe. Works as a side and with tortilla chips as an appetizer. I am also going to try in quesadillas."
"My husband said, "I think I've had this at a restaurant!" It's SO DELICIOUS. I made with canned tomatoes, b/c I didn't have any fresh on hand. In addition, the whole thing only cost about $3-$4 to make!"
"I served this as a salsa with multigrain Tostitos Scoops and even the 'anti-healthy' guests I had loved it! The corn is sweet enough that you really don't need extra sugar in the dressing, and there was a little too much red onion in there for my liking; I'll add only 1/2c of that next time and probably use 2 jalepenos instead of 1, thanks for the great recipe!"
"This salad turned out great! I do not think it needs the additional sugar if you use fresh corn on the cob and fresh tomatoes from the garden."
"Delicious! Can't say enough about this. My whole family enjoyed it."
"I like to add a jalapeno. Adds a little bit of kick. We use it as a salsa with chips."
"super super super good five stars"