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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?"}

14 comments:

  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 :)

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  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!

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  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

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

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  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
    simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  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 :)

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  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

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  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!

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

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  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 :)

    ~Tammy
    www.bayparkdream.blogspot.com

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

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