Black Bean Salad

Corn, black beans, red bell pepper, and cilantro become best friends in this super-simple salad. Fresh lime juice ties everything together as a bright, citrus dressing that adds almost no calories. It can be eaten right away, but tastes even better after chilling for an hour or two.  This colourful salad has only 5 ingredients and takes less than 5 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

Total Time: 2 hrs. 5 min.

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cooking Time: None

Yield: 8 servings, about ½ cup each


2 cans (15-oz. each) black beans, rinsed, drained

1 (15-oz.) can corn, rinsed, drained

1 medium red pepper, chopped

¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

¼ cup fresh lime juice


1. Combine beans, corn, bell pepper, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.

2. Drizzle bean mixture with lime juice; toss gently to blend.

3. Chill, covered, in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before serving.