Delicious Black Bean Salad



This creation is for one of my best college friends, Stacey. When we were in college, we used to get this delicious bean mix every day to go on top of our salads from the to-go section of our dining hall (bottom of Lenoir for all you Tarheels :). Ever since we started the food blog, Stacey has been asking me to try and recreate the bean salad. Here you go Stace! This is my first try at it & after tweaking some of the spices, I think it came out pretty close to the original! I thought about using Italian dressing instead of the olive oil & may try this next time. Best of all, it's only one step. If any of you have great recipes for black bean salad, let me know! I hope you like it Stacey :) Oh yeah, it gets even better if it sits in the fridge for a while! P.S. - I took this photo, so sorry if it doesn't look quite as great as Michael's pics do :)

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 can (15 oz) corn kernels, drained
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1.5 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well. Add extra salt to taste, if needed.

23 comments:

doggybloggy said...

I bet that tastes oh so good!

burpandslurp said...

anything with just one step direction and that gets better in the fridge is a winner for me! Sounds delicious, indeed!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds amazing, my taste buds are doing a jig. Love the colors, so appealing.

Justin said...

cumin, chili powder, lime juice... nice combination. p.s. I stocked up on that israeli/mediterranean couscous this week.

Amanda said...

I love black beans. This really sounds good!

finsmom said...

I love love love this kind of salad! So fresh, healthy, and tasty!

And, sadly, we have no Trader Joes near us! Ive actually never been to one, but would love to!

Karine said...

Your salad is great! Black beans are, I believe, always a great way to make a salad. I also believe they are at their best when paired with jalapenos and cilantro.

Good job!:)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the color of this dish and I love the shots..

Nina's Recipes said...

Delicious indeed! :)

Mary said...

I love salsa and this one looks awfully good.

Erica said...

I think the picture looks fabulous! Great combination of ingredients! Love that you re-created something that has such great memories involved. yummy! Hope you two have a fabulous fourth

Melissa said...

Your bean salad sounds yummy! I think I could eat just this and forget about the salad.:)

Grace said...

i think the photos are great--any dish containing black beans, corn, and cilantro will ALWAYS be beautiful to me. splendid salad--i love every part of it.

Rose at The Bite Me Kitchen said...

Yum! I love black beans :) So good for you too!

girlichef said...

Looks great to me! Ah dining hall days...the only 2 things I truely remember from the dining halls were the zucchini bread and the nights we got King Crab Legs!!! This sounds delicious, though :)

Cookin' Canuck said...

That looks as though it's got a really good kick to it! My dining hall didn't have anything close to this. I lived off of Subway sandwiches during my freshman year.

Olga said...

That's one of my favorite combos: I eat it as a salad: works well with chicken or beef and in wraps!

Sig said...

Oooh I just need some nachos to scoop that up and devour!

bucatar maniac said...

I love bean salad!

Kevin said...

That is one tasty looking black bean salads. I really like to use beans in salads like this.

Sara said...

Mmmm, this looks awesome! Great combo of flavors. :)

Kerstin said...

This is my kind of salad - I love black beans and all the layers of flavor, yum!

Bridgett said...

I love salads like this for summer. Great recipe!

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