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Black Bean Salad Recipe

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Black bean salad

Black Bean Salad Recipe

© 2011 Southern Living, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Black bean salad is always a welcome sight on the table. Luckily, it is fast and simple to make, especially since you begin with canned black beans. The only cooking involved here is the fresh corn. However, you can shave off even more preparation time if you substitute frozen corn. The salad gets an extra boost of flavor from fresh tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and cilantro. The flavor improves with refrigeration, so consider making the salad the day before.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 servings



Cook corn in boiling water to cover 5 minutes; drain and cool. Cut kernels from cobs.  

Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, red onion, avocado (see Author's Note), and cilantro. Toss to coat. Cover and chill black bean salad until ready to serve.  

Yield: 6 to 8 servings  

Author's Note: Stir in avocado just before serving if you don’t plan to dig in right away.

Recipe Source: Southern Living : The Half-Hour Hostess featuring Rebecca Kracke Gordon (Oxmoor House)
Reprinted with express written permission.
Black Bean Salad Recipe Photo © 2011 Southern Living, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 5 out of 5
Yes! With a twist, Member JohnVonKlopp

I tried this. I loved it."" I did however make a few minor changes. I didn't use onion. About and hour before mixing I cut the avocado into small square like shapes, stirred in lime juice with it and put it in the freezer. About 20 minutes before it was going to be served. This allowed it to stay in chunks without becoming a cream. I also added garbanzo beans. I also had smaller shreds of red cabbage and green bell pepper pieces for that extra color. The rest I kept the same for the most part. It was very good, that's all there is to it.

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