Black Bean and Corn Salad is a vibrant and refreshing dish, perfect for a quick lunch or as a side. It’s packed with fresh vegetables, black beans, and sweet corn, all tossed in a zesty lime dressing.


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels (fresh, canned, or thawed if frozen)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 avocado, diced
  • Optional: 1 jalapeño, sliced (adjust to taste)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the black beans, corn, diced red bell pepper, chopped red onion, and halved cherry tomatoes.
  2. If using, add the diced avocado and sliced jalapeño to the bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, and ground cumin. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine all the ingredients well.
  5. Stir in the chopped fresh cilantro.
  6. Serve the salad immediately, or chill it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 10g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes (optional)


  • Serves: 4-6

Black Bean and Corn Salad is a delightful and nutritious choice that combines a variety of textures and flavors. The crunchiness of the corn and peppers complements the creaminess of the beans and avocado, while the lime dressing adds a bright and tangy flavor. This salad is perfect for a quick and healthy meal or as a colorful addition to your dinner table. Enjoy the fresh and satisfying taste of this easy-to-make salad!

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