Saturday, May 28, 2011

My new summer salad

I didn't have an old go-to summer salad, but if I did, I'd be replacing it with this one!  I made this last night as a side with Salsa Verde Tacos (which were also awesome!) and it was so darn good.  I thought it would be great with Mexican food and it was, but it would also be a great bbq item because it isn't a strong flavor; it just tastes fresh and healthy!  My kids gobbled it up, too which isn't always the case with a salad.  
photo courtesy Food Network

Black Bean and Corn Salad 
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups frozen corn, unthawed (I used Trader Joe's Roasted Corn and it was delish in it!)
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
2 tsp hot sauce
1 lime, juiced
2 Tbs canola oil
salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Let sit for at least 20-30 minutes (and it's even better the next day!) for flavors to mix.  Corn will thaw as it sits and keep salad nice and cold!

Adapted from Rachael Ray

Make it this weekend for that cookout you know you're going to!


jess said...

One of my faves! Seriously delish!

Marisa said...

I love recipes like this! It reminds me of my "Texas Caviar" recipe. So refreshing!