Black Bean Salad

This Black Bean Salad has only five ingredients, so it definitely falls into the easy recipe category, but what’s unexpected is how bright and tangy this satisfying salad can be.

Perhaps the best part about this black bean and corn-based side dish is its versatility. Pair it with anything that complements its Southwest flair. Steak Fajitas and Margarita Chicken come to mind.

But consider this hearty salad as a well-balanced lunch on its own, especially on days when spare time is hard to come by, this Black Bean Salad recipe is clutch.

Black Bean Salad

Our colorful Black Bean salad has only five ingredients and takes just minutes to prepare.

It makes enough servings for a week of delicious side dishes or snacks, so it’s terrific for meal prep.Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Our colorful Black Bean salad has only five ingredients and takes just minutes to prepare.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword black bean salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings, approx. ½ cup each
Calories 116 kcal
Author Toshi Jones

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 oz.) black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz.) corn rinsed, drained
  • 2 medium red bell peppers chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Combine beans, corn, bell peppers, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Drizzle with lime juice; toss gently to blend.
  3. Chill, covered, in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before serving

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Cover photo by Hannah Rex. Other photos by Kirsten Morningstar.