Black Bean Salad

Recipe submitted by Johanna Buccholtz, Editor-in-Chief, Siempre Mujer.


Black Bean Salad

This Black Bean Salad contains lots of good-for-you ingredients, including foods that are high in fiber and “good" fats. You might want to use some of these table decorations to delight your family and guests.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 fresh diced avocado
  • 2 pounds of frozen corn
  • 15 ounces of canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup of fresh chopped scallions
  • 1 1/4 cups diced red peppers
  • 2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeno peppers

Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for salad dressing.
  • Add the diced avocado to the dressing, toss gently and set aside.
  • On a large sheet pan, roast the corn in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until slightly golden. Add the corn to a medium bowl and chill in the refrigerator.
  • In a large bowl, combine chilled corn, black beans, scallions, red peppers, tomatoes and jalapenos. Toss with dressing.

This recipe makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 130 calories
  • 5 grams protein
  • 21 grams carbohydrates
  • 4 grams fat
  • 0 milligrams cholesterol
  • 245 milligrams sodium
  • 5 grams fiber