Southwestern Black Bean Salad/Salsa

This is a really delicious, simple and healthful salad that also makes a great salsa served with pita or tortilla chips.  I have made it several times for parties and I am consistently asked for the recipe after hearing rave reviews from the crowd!


  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-1 1/2 cups sweet corn
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2-1 red onion, diced
  • 1 T crushed garlic
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • Juice of 2-3 limes (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-2 t  (or more) ground cumin.  You may also use cumin seed.
  • 1/4 t ground coriander (optional)
  • dash of EVOO
  • pinch of crushed chipotle pepper flakes

Toss it all in a bowl and mix well.  It is best if it has a couple of hours to marinade before serving.   Throw in some diced avocado for a ‘meatier’ version!


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