Monday, August 22, 2011

Quick Corn and Black Bean Salad

Hi there!  Hope you had a great weekend.  We spent a long weekend with some friends in Pennsylvania.  It was a great time.  Thankfully we had nice weather so we were able to go to Sesame Place and the Philly Zoo.  All the kids played nicely and we had some wonderful food.  I'll be sharing some recipes and pictures of that later this week.

In the meantime, here is a quick summer salad that you can enjoy as a side dish or make it a full meal by adding chicken or ground beef.

Corn and Black Bean Salad
Serves 4-6 people
4 ears of corn, cooked and removed from cob
1/4 C cilantro, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped and seeded
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
salt and pepper to taste
oil and vinegar to taste

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.  Add the seasonings to your desired taste. 
AFC notes: I microwaved the corn in the husks as described here. And I added 2 T each of olive oil and white wine vinegar.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful recipe for this summer heatwave here.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. That looks sooooo yummy. Keep the recipes coming!

  3. Bean salads are such a fun side to bring rather than a the usual lettuce-based. I'll have to try this one out - love black beans!

  4. I make something similar (mine has avocado, tomato, garlic, and lime juice) and it's one of our favorite dishes. I miss it during the winter months.

  5. I love quick and simple recipes, looks yummy! It's also great that it has black beans, great way to get extra protein into my kids diet :)

  6. Thank you SO much for the beautiful soap! I never get myself anything girlie like that anymore. It was so thoughtful of you.
    Thank You


  7. Looks like a great salad!

  8. One of my favorite types of summer salad! Thanks for the will be on my shopping list this week for sure!

  9. I love this kind of salad! Your blog is just what I need. I don't enjoy cooking all that much and i just want something quick but delicious. I like your site!

  10. MmmmMmmMmm this looks DELISH!


Comments make my day! Please leave one.