Black Bean Salad With Corn, Red Peppers, and Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Try this colorful, delicious, and healthy black bean salad that uses lots of fresh lime juice and cilantro for extra flavor. A perfect summer meal!

This delicious black bean salad recipe was created by Chef Jenn Segal, from the Once Upon A Chef

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Black Bean Salad With Corn, Red Peppers, and Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 257 kcal


  • 2 15 ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob (or 12 oz. can of corn, drained, works fine)
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots, from one medium shallot, or chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more or less to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 9  tablespoons high-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest (be sure to zest limes before juicing them)
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish (optional – you can substitute fresh flat-leaf parsley if you’re not a fan)
  • 2 avocados, chopped


  • Combine all ingredients except for avocados in a large bowl and mix well. Cover and chill for a few hours or overnight—letting the flavors meld makes it even more delicious!
  • Right before serving, add avocados and mix gently, being careful not to mash them. Garnish with more chopped cilantro if desired.
Keyword mediterranean black bean and corn salad
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it seems to me the vinaigrette ingredients should be separate with a recipe for the dressing rather than throwing the in with the salad


We used half the oil. Not sure why you would need that much oil but it turned out great!


I love black beans in my minestroni soup and other homemade food

Mae A Welchen Bishop

Would try the recipe

Does anyone know the nutritional break down for this salad?


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Per serving (8 servings)
Serving size:3/4 – 1 cup
Fat:24 g
Saturated fat:3 g
Carbohydrates:52 g
Sugar:7 g
Fiber:15 g
Protein:13 g
Sodium:591 mg
Cholesterol:0 mg



Just made it. Needs to sit a bit for the flavors to marry but even at this point it’s delicious. The only change I made is to grill the corn for a little smokey flavor.


This recipe is great! Very versatile, because I sometimes don’t have all the exact ingredients, and substitute! Very healthy and tasty! Happy mom is when the kids eat good stuff!

Glynda Boehm

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Glynda Boehm

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