Black Bean Salad #summersalads

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If you need a simple summer salad that goes with just about any protein made in just about any style of cooking, then you have come to the right place! Black Bean Salad is so simple to make yet so tasty. The great thing about the simplicity flavors in this side dish make it a great combination for just about any meal, and great for a potluck or picnic. It also make a wonderful base for meal preppers.

Black Bean Salad

If you don’t use Red Wine Vinegar often, you have been missing out. It has just the right amount of tang that you expect from a vinegar but the red wine mellows it out to give a delicate vinaigrette to this bean salad. If you don’t really care for black beans – first give them a try! – but you could swap out cannelloni beans. Black beans are an incredibly high source of protein, fiber and iron.

I decided to serve this with my Mississippi Pork Sandwiches and man was it good! The two went together so well, complimenting each other wonderfully. I really think that this salad would be the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or backyard bbq.

Mississippi Pork Sandwich

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Black Bean Salad

A light and bright – no cook – summer side salad that can go with just about any main dish
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Keyword bean salad, bell peppers, black beans, corn, Corn Salad, red onion, vinaigrette
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 15oz can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15oz can Sweet Corn drained
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper diced
  • ½ Red Onion diced
  • 1 cup Cilantro chopped

For the Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup Avocado Oil
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Onion
  • 1 tsp Parsley

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the vegetables and place in bowl.
  • Add vinaigrette ingredients to mason jar. Seal and shake vigorously. Pour over bean mixture. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve (up to 4 days).

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

8 thoughts on “Black Bean Salad #summersalads

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    This looks healthy and delicious!

  2. Sunshine – Tennessee – Home educating mom of three amazing fellows, homeschool and homestead blogger, herb gardener, flower lover, cat collector, follower of Jesus, and happy wife! Blogger at https://www.LessonsAndLessons.com https://www.RidgeHavenHomestead.com
    Laurie says:

    This is one of my favorite salads!

    Thanks for sharing your detailed recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop!

    Laurie

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      So cool! Thank you so much

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