This healthy, colorful salad is easy to make and the combination of rice vinegar, lime juice and cilantro give it a great, fresh flavor. Because you can make it several hours ahead of time, this has been a go-to side dish for us when we’re having people over for dinner. The leftovers (if there are any!) keep well and are delicious either alone or as a chunky salsa/dip with tortilla chips. We found the original recipe on Whole Food’s blog.
Corn and Black Bean Salad
You will need…
2 – 15 oz. cans of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz. frozen Corn, rinsed (if using canned corn boil it for 1 minute and then drain)
1 small Red Onion, chopped and rinsed
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Lime Juice
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
Rinse the beans, corn and red onion in a large colander. Allow to drain thoroughly, then add the red bell pepper.
Meanwhile, combine the rice vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well, then add the bean, corn, onion, and pepper mixture from the colander. Add the chopped cilantro. Mix the entire salad well and then cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill. Stir again before serving.