Black Bean and Corn Salad

June 20th, 2014

Black Bean Salad 1


With the 4th of July approaching, I am experimenting with various salads to be served with grilled meat.  I love this recipe for it’s simplicity and fresh summer flavors.  We usually host the family for the Labor Day Weekend, but this year everyone is coming for the Independence Day Weekend.

Boathouse Pic


There is nothing we enjoy more than watching the lakeside activities of the family.  A few of the younger children have yet to summon enough courage to jump from the top of the boathouse.  Perhaps this will be the year.  It is a rite of passage.

Black Bean Salad 3V


I love this black bean and corn salad because it easy to pull together.  It uses canned black beans and frozen corn kernels, although fresh corn would be perfect with it.  It has a lime and cilantro vinaigrette.  It can be made ahead of time, but I would suggest that you add the avocado at the last minute.  It will be perfect with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALAD ( Food Network Magazine )

1/4 Cup Olive Oil
2 teaspoons honey
3 limes, juiced
2 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed
1 cup corn kernels
1 diced red or orange bell pepper
1 bunch of scallions, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

1 diced avocado

Whisk together the oil, honey and lime juice.  Toss with the remaining ingredients except avocado.  When ready to serve, peel and dice the avocado and add to the salad.  Toss to combine.

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16 responses to “Black Bean and Corn Salad”

  1. Larry says:

    Forget the younger children, where’s the shot of you jumping from the boathouse roof?

  2. BabyJune says:

    That looks delicious! I love fresh salsas like this, this variation sounds awesome! 🙂

  3. Penny says:

    This sounds wonderful. I love everything that is in it!

  4. Sam Hoffer says:

    I’ve make a very similar salad for eons minus the avocado and it’s always a hit. Love the picture of the kids jumping off of the boathouse. What a fun ritual.

  5. gonnawantsecond says:

    This looks not onlu really beautiful but absolutely delicious as well. Can’t wait to make it

  6. Lemon Tart says:

    This salad or something like it has been rattling around in my head – minus the cilantro. I bought some roasted corn from Trader Joe’s to go with it. Now I know I am on the right track. Pinning.


  7. This salad looks like summer. I am loving the pic of jumping off the boathouse. I don’t know if I would have enough courage to jump :p

  8. Darla says:

    Looking forward to our Independence Day weekend! The salad looks delicious. Just dropped the grandkids off at Gigi’s. We had a fun week here at the beach. See you soon!

  9. Cathy at Wives with Knives says:

    This looks like great fun, Penny. And your salad looks delicious. It’s a great accompaniment to grilled anythings. I can just picture my kids and grandkids jumping off your roof. They would love it!

  10. Chris says:

    I love this! Heck, this would be fantastic as a burrito too, just throw in some grilled chicken and rice. Nice one, Penny!

  11. cheri says:

    Great combination Penny, my grandbabies or I guess by now I should call them grandsons would love this.

  12. Karen (Back Road Journal) says:

    A perfect side to serve with anything straight off the grill.

  13. KathyWalker says:

    This is the perfect barbecue side! Looks delicious….I like the addition of the orange pepper.
    I know it is coming to our table soon!! Thank you!

  14. Susan says:

    I’m saving both this and your skillet scalloped potatoes above for
    summer entertaining, Penny! Both look delicious. I think I’d be one of
    the last to get enough courage to jump off the boat house! What great
    fun they must have there. Our grandsons are still trying to work up
    enough courage to jump off the diving board into the pool. The
    2-year-old is at least jumping with Papa’s help holding him. Not the
    4-year-old though. The youngest seem to be the bravest sometimes 🙂

  15. Jennifer Staten says:

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try!

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