Monday, April 23, 2012

Black Bean and Corn Salad

As I'm writing this post I have to laugh because one of my dear foodie friends Bia, from Rich and Sweet, has just posted almost the exact same recipe on her Facebook page....Great minds indeed! I also wanted to post this today because today is National Picnic Day and what goes better at a picnic than a salad! (though it does seem a little early in the year for it here on the East coast). 

I'm still trying to use up those 12 cans of black beans I purchased a couple of months ago and was looking for a salad to go with a new BBQ rib recipe I was experimenting with (recipe to follow!) and thought a nice black bean and corn salad would go nicely. Because fresh Jersey corn isn't in season yet, I opted for the frozen kind but I can't wait to make this recipe again using the butter sugar corn (my favorite blend) when it's in season. This salad was deliciously light and was a big hit. Even my little one, who usually doesn't eat anything that has the word "bean" in it, loved it! 

I also found a great website called MyFitnessPal, thanks to my friend Patty, to help track nutritional information. You can even use it to look up certain restaurant items as well. Just type in Chili's Salad for example and it will give you a list with all of the nutritional information...awesome app! I'm using it myself to log my daily calories (and it's FREE..sorry Weight Watchers, not going to pay the monthly fee any longer!)

And for those of you eyeing up my new Sangria pitcher in the background, I purchased it at Chef Central and it's amazing! Not only is it pretty, it also has a "pinched" spout so that the fruit doesn't come toppling out when you try to pour it into the glass. 




Black Bean and Corn Salad
1-15oz. Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
2 c. Corn 
1 Roma Tomato, finely chopped
2 Scallions, chopped
1 Lime, juice only
1 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. White Vinegar
3 tbsp. Canola Oil
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 8 (1/2 cup servings).

Nutritional Information:
Calories 130; Carbs 17g; Fat 6g; Protein 4g 

Shared at Amee's Savory Dish Fit and Fabulous Fridays 8/3/12

Shared at This and That Foodie Friends Linky Party 8/3/12

Shared at Weekend Potluck 8/3/12

Enjoy! 

20 comments:

  1. This looks so good! Great photo as well!

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  2. I really appreciate that you put the ingredients.. thanks a lot!

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  3. I saw a recent episode of Dr. Oz that beans are a great source to incorporate in a diet for loosing weight. Looks delicious and thanks for sharing!

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  4. This recipe looks amazing! Sangria recipe in the future? ;)

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    1. Thank you Patrick and I have 2 Sangria recipes on the blog so you can take your pick. I'm partial to red wine though. I hope you like them!

      This is my go-to Sangria:
      http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/04/friendly-get-together.html

      This one is a Red Apple Sangria
      http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/09/bunco-apple-theme-party-sausage-apple.html

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  5. I love your photo! Stopping by from Amee's fit and fabulous - this looks delish!

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  6. Glad that you shared this recipe on Foodie Friends Friday. Remember to come on Sunday to vote for your favorite recipes. Also this party goes on every week, so bring another recipe next week.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love black bean salads, and this looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  8. This is one of my favorite snacks with lime Tostitos :) We make ours almost exactly the same!

    -mandi

    http://mommys-love.blogspot.com

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    1. They are good with the lime ones aren't they! Thanks for stopping by Mandi! :)

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  9. Hi,

    Thank you for sharing this recipe =D

    Jason

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    1. You're welcome, thanks for stopping by Jason! :)

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  10. I love black bean and corn salad! Your version sounds amazing, Carrie!

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