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Black Bean Salad: an Easy Side Dish

Looking for an easy side dish for a quick summer meal? Using easy pantry items allows you to whip up this Black Bean Salad with little preparation or shopping. It won’t take much effort to add it to your dinner tonight.

Looking for dinner ideas too? How about making our TexMex Shrimp Skewers with Peach Salsa or Catfish Tacos with Cucumber Salsa to serve with this dish?

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Black Bean Salad

A Great and Easy Summer Side Dish

  • 2 limes (juiced)
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1 ½ t cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ C chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 2 15 oz. cans of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 tomato (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 C frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1 jalapeño (diced)
  • 4 scallions (chopped)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine lime juice, cumin, garlic, salt & pepper.
  2. Slowly whisk in olive oil.
  3. Stir in cilantro.
  4. Toss avocado pieces in dressing to keep from turning brown.
  5. Add black beans, tomato, corn, jalapeño, scallions, and gently combine.
  6. Check seasonings and adjust as necessary.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.