Black Bean and Corn Salad is a vibrant, colorful, and healthy dish, perfect for a light lunch or as a side. It’s packed with fresh vegetables, black beans, and sweet corn, all tossed in a zesty lime dressing. This salad is not only delicious but also very easy to prepare.


  • 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, seeded and minced for a spicy kick


  1. In a large bowl, combine the black beans, corn, diced red bell pepper, chopped red onion, halved cherry tomatoes, and chopped cilantro. If using, add the diced avocado and minced jalapeño.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, and ground cumin. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine all the ingredients well.
  4. Let the salad sit for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  6. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 8g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Resting Time: 30 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6 people

Black Bean and Corn Salad is a delightful and refreshing dish, perfect for summer picnics, potlucks, or as a nutritious addition to any meal. Its combination of fresh ingredients and a tangy lime dressing makes it a crowd-pleaser that’s both healthy and flavorful. Enjoy this salad on its own or as a complement to grilled dishes!

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