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

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

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

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


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. Serves 6-8.

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  • Cheri says:

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

  • Norma says:

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

  • Mae A Welchen Bishop says:

    Would try the recipe

  • Does anyone know the nutritional break down for this salad? says:


    • Cheri says:

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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

  • Grazia says:

    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.

  • Terrie says:

    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 says:

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