It’s true, as they say, you eat with your eyes first. When the food looks beautiful and colorful, we really want to eat it. And this is one of the important keys to healthy eating – when you make healthy food that also looks great, you are much more likely to eat the healthy food!
And this is why this black bean and corn salad is great – it is full of good vegetables, it looks great and it is very tasty. I have tried a few different vegetable combination in corn salads. While all of them looked and tasted great, I wanted to share this one with you.
If you are trying to include more beans in your diet, this salad is great! It has both corn and beans, and it has red peppers, cucumbers, scallions and cilantro. This combination of vegetables goes so well together, that you don’t really need a dressing. I did add the dressing (lime juice/olive oil), but I tried the salad both before and after adding the dressing, and I didn’t feel that the dressing added a lot. The vegetables just go so great together, that even if you skip the dressing, you are still going to make an extremely tasty salad.
Meal Planning With Black Bean And Corn Salad
What can you server with this beautiful and delicious black bean and corn salad? How about delicious steak tacos, this black corn and bean salad and guacamole for a nice, delicious dinner? Here is the menu:
Tools You Need To Make Black Bean And Corn Salad
Ingredients for Black Bean And Corn Salad
Corn Kernels From 4 Ears of Corn
1 Cup of Cooked Black Beans
2 Medium Cucumbers
1 Tablespoon of Cilantro
1 Red Pepper
How To Make Black Bean And Corn Salad
First, you will need cooked black beans.
If you are using dry black beans, you will need to soak them for a couple of hours first. Then, throw out the soaking water, add new cold water to the beans, and bring to boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for a few hours, until beans are cooked.
If you are using canned black beans, rinse them and then you can use them.
Wash the lime, and juice it.
Cook the corn ears, let them cook and cut off the kernels. Then chop them into bite size pieces.
Peel and chop the cucumbers on a cutting board.
Chop the scallions. Chop cilantro. Chop the red pepper.
In a salad bowl combine the corn kernels, black beans, cucumbers, red pepper, scallions and cilantro. Mix with a salad spoon to combine. The salad is great on its own, but you can dress is too!
Add lime juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper and toss everything to combine.