Spicy Corn and Black Bean Salad

Lately, I’ve been throwing around ideas for different kinds of salads that will compliment certain food genres. The girlie and I were in the mood for Mexican, so I thought I would mix things up a bit with a corn and black bean salad. I must say that I absolutely love both corn and black beans…and it just so happens they go really well together. With just a few other veggies and some seasoning, you’ll see that this salad has a wonderful balance of both colors for presenting and flavors for pleasing. Not to mention that it can be prepared in about 10 minutes.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Red bell pepper
  • ½ Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Granulated garlic
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and (black) pepper


(Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl)

To start things off, finely chop the 1/2 red onion and the bell pepper.

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Next, drain the corn and black beans and add to the mix.

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Season with salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne pepper.

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Note: If you are not a fan of the heat, just take out the cayenne pepper!

Lastly, add about ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and some rough chopped cilantro.

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Mix thoroughly.

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Cover and store in the fridge for an hour to chill before serving.


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This quick and easy corn and black bean salad will surely elevate just about any Mexican meal you are preparing. It’s a little spicy, it’s a little sweet…it’s not too light but not too heavy…and all of the flavors compliment each other. I think it might even be healthy!

Until next time, take care.



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