Black Bean And Corn Salad

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Try our Black Bean And Corn Salad! Packed with freshness, it’s a mix of black beans, sweet corn, and veggies that’s just pure yum. Crunchy, zesty, and totally satisfying. Ready to make your taste buds happy? Let’s dig in!

black bean corn salad

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Speedy Delight: Ready in a flash, our Black Bean and Corn Salad is perfect for those quick, tasty cravings.
  • Fresh Fiesta: Dive into a burst of vibrant flavors with black beans, sweet corn, and crisp veggies – a party for your palate!
  • Easy Health Kick: Versatile and nutritious, this salad is a guilt-free treat, whether on its own or as a side.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Black Beans: You can cook your black beans by following this Instant Pot Black Bean Recipe here. 
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Bring a sweet and slightly acidic contrast, adding color and freshness to the salad.
  • Corn: Introduces a sweet crunch that complements the soft texture of the black beans.
  • Cheddar: Gives the salad a creamy, savory twist, adding a layer of richness.
  • Romaine Lettuce Leaves: Provide a fresh, crunchy base for the salad, complementing the other ingredients wonderfully.
  • Greek Yogurt: Used as a dressing base, it adds a creamy, tangy element that ties all the flavors together.
  • Tomato Sauce: Enhances the salad with its rich, umami flavor, marrying well with the other ingredients.
ingredients needed to make bean and corn salad

How To Make Corn And Black Bean Salad In A Jar?

Ready to find out how easy it is to make this simple salad? You’ll love the step-by-step directions below!

Step One: Cook The Beans

Cook the Black beans until tender and allow to cool.

cooked black beans cooling in a bowl

Step Two: Prepare the Veggies

Prepare and chop your vegetables.

Step Three: Add to the Jar

Place your beans in the bottom of a jar.

Step Four: Mix the Ingredients

Add to the bowl yogurt, tomato sauce. Mix the ingredients for the dressing.

mixing together the sauce ingredients

Step Five: Pour the Dressing

Pour the dressing over the beans. Then next lay out the grated cheese and corn. Add the chopped cherry tomatoes and romaine lettuce.

adding lettuce to the top of the jar

Step Six: Serve

Serve or place in the fridge for later.

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Expert Tips

  • Adaptable Prep Tip: Don’t have a jar on hand? No worries! While our Black Bean and Corn Salad is designed for easy jar assembly, feel free to toss it together in a bowl. The key is layering – start with beans, add corn, then veggies. Mix when ready to devour. Jar or bowl, it’s your call – the delicious outcome remains the same!
  • If you have no time to cook corn and black beans grab some canned black beans and canned corn that will do the trick!

Variations

  • Lime Juice: If you don’t want a tomato base in this salad, switch the tomato sauce for fresh lime juice or lemon juice for a more tangy flavor.
  • Spice It Up: If you want to add a little heat to this salad, combine 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder with olive oil and pour onto your salad.

Storage Instructions

  • Refrigerate promptly: After making or serving the Black Bean and Corn Salad, refrigerate any leftovers promptly. This helps maintain freshness and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Airtight Container: Store the salad in an airtight container to keep it from drying out and to preserve its flavors. This also prevents the absorption of odors from the fridge.
  • Consume Within 2-3 Days: For optimal taste and texture, aim to consume the stored salad within 2 to 3 days. Beyond this timeframe, ingredients may start to lose their freshness and crispness.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Avocado Salsa: Creamy avocados complement the salad’s freshness.
  • Cilantro Lime Rice: Zesty rice enhances the Southwest flavors.
  • Grilled Chicken: Goes great with this corn salad recipe.
  • Tortilla Chips and Guacamole: Crunchy chips with guac for texture variety.
  • Jicama Slaw: Refreshing jicama slaw balances the dish.
  • Quesadillas: Cheesy quesadillas make it a hearty meal.
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes: Sweet and savory combo elevates the plate.
  • Lime-Cilantro Quinoa: Nutrient-packed quinoa with a citrus kick.
black Bean and corn salad in a jar

FAQ’S

Can You Add Spice To Black Bean And Corn Salad?

If you’d like! Fresh jalapenos are going to add a crunch and give off the perfect amount of heat as well. If you use pickled, it may be too strong of a flavor and not go well with the other ingredients.

Just be sure to try a little heat in one bite or portion so that you don’t ruin the whole jar if you don’t like the spice! 

Can I Use Frozen Corn In This Salad?

The corn really needs to be cooked and cool for the salad. If you only have frozen corn, cook it in advance and cool. I prefer fresh corn but use canned corn when busy.

What Other Veggies Can I Add To This Corn Salad Black Bean Recipe?

You can add plenty of veggies to your corn and black bean salad. Some options might be red bell pepper , red onion, green onions, avocado, cucumber and more.

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This simple Black bean and corn salad is delicious and tasty

Ingredients

  • Black beans ½ cup
  • Cherry tomatoes ½ cup
  • Corn ½ cup
  • Cheddar ¼ cup
  • Romaine lettuce leaves 4
  • Greek yogurt 1/3 cup
  • Tomato sauce 1 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Cook the Black beans until tender and allow to cool.
  2. Prepare and chop your vegetables.
  3. Place your beans in the bottom of a jar.
  4. Add to the bowl yogurt, tomato sauce. Mix the ingredients for the dressing.
  5. Pour the dressing over the beans.
  6. Then next lay out the grated cheese and corn.
  7. Add the chopped cherry and romaine lettuce.
  8. Serve or place in the fridge for later.

Notes

Adaptable Prep Tip: Don't have a jar on hand? No worries! While our Black Bean and Corn Salad is designed for easy jar assembly, feel free to toss it together in a bowl. The key is layering – start with beans, add corn, then veggies. Mix when ready to devour. Jar or bowl, it's your call – the delicious outcome remains the same!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 949Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 315mgCarbohydrates: 148gFiber: 49gSugar: 11gProtein: 65g

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