Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Recipes... Black Bean and Corn Salad

This is one of our big favorite side dishes in the summer. We've enjoyed it even more this year since we are growing our own cilantro.

1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice (we confess, sometimes we use the bottled stuff)
1 tsp each minced garlic and salt and pepper

3 cups raw or cooked fresh corn kernels
1 can (about 15 oz) black beans, rinsed
3 ripe tomatoes, cut in chunks
1 each green and red bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup chopped cilantro

  1. Dressing: Mix oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a 2 1/2 quart serving bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; toss gently to mix and coat.


Tom said...

nice! this is also one of my summer favorites... will use yours to play around with my recipe a bit! I have never put any tomato in mine, so I'll definitely try that (well, once our plants yield something to use!).

As for my recipe - I like the fire of a diced serrano or jalepeno. I usually use some red onion, diced and then rinsed to take away some of the sharpness.

WYA! said...

Oh yes, infinite variations are possible- recipes are just a springboard for the creative chef.