Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mexican Bean & Corn Salad



Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed 
1 can of corn, drained and rinsed 
1 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2-1 red bell pepper, diced
a handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half or 1 tomato, diced 
the juice of 2-3 limes
salt and pepper to taste (or cayenne pepper)

Optional: 
1/2- 1 jalapeƱo, chopped
Avocado, diced 

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes. Serve cold with chips of choice (my choice- all natural and made with soy sauce! And local, for here. Have you had Have'a Chips before?) 

What taco soup is to winter (my easy, I usually have all the ingredients, it's delicious, Mexican meal), the bean and corn salad is to summer. It takes about ten minutes to prepare and it's really fresh and good. It could easily be packed in a cooler bound for the beach or thrown together while camping (I plan to make it in both scenarios). Sometimes we make quesadillas to go with it (especially if Scott is still hungry :). 

16 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious!! I definitely need to try this recipe this summer. Looks so refreshing and easy enough for even me to make:)

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    1. I have a feeling you're a good cook Kari. Maybe you just don't know it yet ;)

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  2. I made something similar to this the other night and it was AWESOME! Definitely going to be a summer staple in my house! ox

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    1. It's nice to have a go-to for each season, I think. Then eating it kinda becomes part of a seasonal traditional.

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  3. That is definitely a classic :). Reminds me of summer 2010 when I made it weekly - I think I should pull that again this summer! Thanks for the nice reminder.

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    1. I think you should too. That's cool it's a summer item for you too!

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  4. That looks really delicious, I'd definitely do it with jalapenos and avocado. I've never tried quesadillas, might have to give them a go as well, I've just found a Jamie Oliver recipe for them and guacamole. Suddenly I'm hungry! CJ xx

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  5. I don't know why Devon but I always leave your site hungry! The recipes you share with us always look so good. I hope that life is treating you well.

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    1. ha! I'm not sure if I'm sorry for that or glad. Thank you, though, for the compliment. I hope life is treating you well, too. Happy summer!

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  6. this looks sooooooo good. i love healthy/cold/mexican dips like this in the summertime.

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  7. ooooh, that looks sooo delicious!

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    1. the best thing is how the flavors all go together so well (and it's easy to make :)

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  8. This reminds me of a recipe my aunt makes called "cowboy caviar". It's the perfect thing to take to a summer party!

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    1. Yes, you're right. It is like that. I've had that once or twice at parties. It's good!

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