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Feb 4, 2012 09:10 AM

corn and black bean salad

can you inspire me with your delicious recipe?

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  1. I use TJ's roasted corn, black beans and halved grape (or quartered cherry) tomatoes. I usually mix with S&P, a bit of cumin and a citrus-based dressing (which changes depending on what I have onhand...lime, orange and grapefruit are all favorites). Simple but delicious. I especially like mixing it with brown rice for lunch.

    1. I prefer to have this in the summer when fresh corn is available - I like to grill or roast the whole corn then cut it off the cob. Then I add black beans, red onion, bell pepper, halved grape tomatoes, salt/pepper, garlic and a lime dressing. Dressing is lime juice, a bit of zest, a bit of oil, tiny bit of dijon mustard. And I also love it over rice for lunch!

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      1. re: jenscats5

        I make it similarly, but instead of bell pepper I throw in cubed avocado (mix gently so it doesn't mush in).

        1. re: BeeZee

          I also make it similarly, but I add a bunch of chopped fresh Italian parsley, and I use a generous quantity of good olive oil in addition to the lemon or lime juice.

      2. I make a dressing of lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper, and add lots of chopped cilantro. I like some diced celery for crunch, and a little chopped red onion for color.

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        1. re: roxlet

          definitely on the addition of the lime juice, olive oil and cilantro.

        2. My recipe is similar to the others. The ingredients are:

          4 ears roasted corn (can use frozen if it isn't in season)
          2 cans black beans, rinsed
          3 medium tomatoes, chopped (or use grape or cherry tomatoes)
          1/4 cup cilantro
          1/3 cup red onion, diced or slivered

          1/4 cup fresh lime juice
          1/3 cup sherry vinegar
          1 tablespoon dijon mustard
          2 teaspoons cumin
          3 tablespoons canola oil
          salt and pepper, to taste

          If it isn't summer, I often use frozen corn and spread it out on a sheet pan and put it under the broiler until it gets a little color. Not sure how much it helps. Fresh is better.

          1. great suggestions everyone. much appreciated!