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.
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.
2 cans (15 oz. each) 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
Combine beans, corn, bell peppers, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.
Drizzle with lime juice; toss gently to blend.
Chill, covered, in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before serving