Side Dish #7 Black Bean Corn Salad

Source: Divas Can Cook (adapted)

This is a quick refreshing salad that you could really eat as a main dish if you wanted to. When I made it, I added brown rice and kale that I quickly steamed in the microwave with a tablespoon of water. I’ll definitely be trying it again this summer with fresh corn!

Servings: 8 side dishes

Cost per Serving:  $1.03

16 oz frozen corn, thawed
15 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 pint grape tomatoes, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped or 2-3 teaspoons of dried cilantro
1 avocado, diced (optional)

Chili Lime Dressing

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (3 limes)
1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cumin

  1. Add beans and vegetables to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Mix the chili lime dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Add dressing to the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour and serve.

If using avocado, drizzle it with lime juice before serving

This is #7 of 7 Side Dishes that Just Might Steal the Show