Black Bean and Corn Salad – colorful and delicious salad that’s perfect for summer gatherings! Always a party hit!
As promised, here is the recipe for the Black Bean and Corn salad that I have been using as a topping on our Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos. It’s absolutely phenomenal and really easy to throw together!
We live in Kansas and if we could, we would eat corn everyday. My kiddos are always happy to see it on the dinner table. I knew they will love this salad! It’s just another way for us to enjoy it. For me the red onion and lime juice make a fantastic flavor combo. Fresh with a zing! Love it!
It is very common to add chopped cilantro to a black bean and corn salad. But here is the thing: I cannot stand cilantro. I tried. I tried really hard. If only all it did was adding the green color but I has that particular flavor that can take over a salad like this and if you don’t like it – you won’t enjoy this salad. I shared a photo of this salad in the making on my Instagram account and as soon as I stirred everything together and took a big spoonful to taste – I regretted the addition of cilantro. That’s why it’s not in the recipe. It’s only a garnish for the photo. 🙂 But if you happen to love it, fell free to throw some in!
This salad is perfect for picnics, summer gatherings, parties and always a crowd-pleaser!
This black bean and corn salad is great as a taco topping or a delicious side dish to any Mexican dinner.
- 1 can whole kernel corn drained, 15-1/4oz.
- 1 can black beans drained and rinsed, 15oz.
- 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 red onion chopped
- 1 Jalapeno pepper chopped (optional)
- 1 Tablespoons lime juiced or 3 lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place all veggies in a medium salad bowl.
- In a small measuring cup, whisk lime juice, salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetables.
- Stir gently. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
If making the recipe for a party or gathering, double the recipe.
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