Black Bean and Corn Salad

I hate lettuce. I know that makes me un-American or something, but I hate lots of things that are quintessential American anyhow. I also hate beef. So there.

But I still like having a relatively healthy side dish to go with my food. And although sometimes a nice spinach salad fits the bill, sometimes that’s just not what I’m in the mood for.

So, with that in mind, I present to you:

Black Bean and Corn Salad

1 (15-oz.) can Black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 c. Frozen corn, defrosted
1/2 c. Green onion, chopped
3 Plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 c. Fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 c. Fresh basil, chopped
1 T. Lime juice
1 T. Olive oil
1/2-1 tsp. Sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

cutting green onionpretty tomatoescilantrobasil


Combine all ingredients and chill before serving. I’ve served this with Creamy Italian dressing in the past, and last night I served it with Light Cucumber Ranch, which was perfect for this salad. You don’t need very much dressing either.


salad on plate


Note: The cilantro is GREAT in this, but then again, I love cilantro. If you’re a hater, you could probably leave it out.

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  1. […] posted a black bean and corn salad a while back, and this one is similar, but still different enough to warrant it’s own post, I […]

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