There’s not much that’s easier than a black bean and corn salad!
For starters the main ingredients are black beans, chickpeas and sweet corn. So you just go ahead and open 3 cans.
Shoo, that was tiring! Then it’s just a case of chopping up a little red onion and cilantro and grating some carrots (the food processor does all the hard work here) and you have a delicious nutritious salad!
It’s so good you don’t even need a dressing! Really! Just throw on a bit of salt and pepper and you’re done.
The flavors blend beautifully to create a crunchy, flavorful, colorful and delicious meal.
If you want to add a bit more sparkle to it, serve with a squeeze of lime.
I mean salads are usually quick and easy but this one is even quicker and easier!
I used to make a salad called a 3 bean salad. I don’t even quite remember what was in it. It was so long ago. I definitely remember there were baked beans in tomato sauce in it. And the reason I loved to make this salad? It literally took as long as opening 3 cans of beans and chopping in some onion.
And honestly this one is only a tiny bit more work. But the taste is great and it looks amazing. No one will suspect it only took around 10 minutes to make!
I used canned sweet corn in this salad but you can also use frozen corn that’s been thawed.
This makes a fair amount of salad – about 8 serves at least when served as a side dish. It’s great to take along to a barbeque (or braai as we call it in South Africa), or wrap it up with some hummus in a tortilla for a healthy lunch!
You will love this black bean and corn salad, it is:
Keep leftovers covered in the fridge where it will keep for a couple of days.
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- 1 15oz (425g) Can Sweet Corn
- 1 15oz (425g) Can Chickpeas
- 1 15oz (425g) Can Black Beans
- ½ Red Onion (finely chopped)
- 2 Large Carrots (grated)
- ½ cup Cilantro (chopped)
- Sea Salt (to taste)
- Black Pepper (to taste)
- Fresh Lime (for serving)
- Open and drain the cans of sweet corn, chickpeas and black beans. Mix together in a salad bowl.
- Finely chop the red onion, grate the carrots and chop the cilantro and mix in with the beans.
- Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
- Serve with fresh lime.