corn and black bean salad

When it's as hot as the damn sun  hot and humid outside, I don't really want to eat anything that's too heavy. I crave fruit and vegetables and try to incorporate them into my cooking as much as possible. I avoid anything that requires that the oven or stove be on for a prolonged period of time (I also refrain from blow drying my hair and look like hell most summer days but that's a story for another day)

Last night I made corn and black bean salad, which is one of my favorite go to summer salads. It takes only minutes to assemble and requires no cooking. Score.
{Corn and Black Bean Salad}

What you'll need...
(2) 8 oz cans of corn
(1) 8 oz can of black beans
1 chopped red bell pepper
1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
1 chopped avocado

What to do...
In a large bowl, mix corn, black beans, peppers, onion and cilantro.
In a separate small bowl, mix together olive oil, lime, garlic powder & salt and pepper to form dressing
Pour dressing over vegetables and toss
Garnish with chopped avocado

{In my new Crate and Barrel bowl!}
{I served the salad with sliders ... although they are not the lightest fare,
 I think if I put a plate of corn and beans in front of my fiance he would have said "where's dinner?"}


  1. Yummm, that salad looks so good! I totally agree, salads in the summer are so great because they are simple yet delicious. This post made me think of a couple years ago when Yanki was talking to Cam and I at a football game and he told us this story about how you said you were going to make pizza and it turned out being tomatoes on top of a big mushroom or something like that and he's like I just can't eat these meals of all vegetables LOL :)

  2. yum this salad looks delicious and definitely a great one for the summer, i agree i don't want to eat anything heavy and this looks perfect!

  3. This looks delicious, I have gor to make it.
    Thanks for your sweet comment, I became a follower of your blog and look forward reading your posts!
    xoxo Chantal

  4. Perfect pairing!! You are speaking to my stomach's heart. Those sliders and that refreshing salad.. delish!!

  5. This salad looks delish! Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. That salad looks so yummy! I love corn, so thats like heaven!

    Lots of love

  8. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and for stooping by! I was just talking to my sister about corn salads like this...it looks delish!

    Liesl :)

  9. omg, that salad looks amazing!! i'll for sure try that! i'm all about easy summer salads on hot days!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  10. This looks delicious!! I made a similar salad the other day but without corn, and instead with tomatoes and cucumbers. Veggie and fruit salads are great for summer. I love that you served it with sliders!

  11. Thank you, you're beautiful! :-)

  12. Looks delic! My husband hates beans and half of what's in that salad, so looks like I need to have this when he has duty or something! Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. Yummm! I'm totally going to try making this :) I have a feeling the avocado on top completes the dish too :)

    Cute blog btw, I really like it :)


  14. that looks SO good! i love all the fresh ingredients. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams