Corn Salad Modification
I love this recipe. I am thinking about adding some canned pintos. I don't want to ruin a good recipe, not to mention the cost. Who thinks this will be good with the beans added?
Mexican Corn Salad
4 cups (2 16 oz cans) whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained
½ cup chopped sweet onions (maybe sautéed)
2 T green bell pepper flakes
½ cup sliced pimento stuffed green olives
½ cup mayonnaise
1 ½ t chili powder
¼ t salt
¼- ½ t pepper
Salads are very forgiving. Adding beans to this one will be fine. If you add one 14-16 oz can of
beans (any kind), you might want to up the onions, olives, and mayo by 25-50% but taste it first.
Yeah, this is just a jumping off point. You could add diced red pepper, your beans, lime juice, cumin - lots of options. Though I'd probably prefer to stick with raw fresh corn.
depends upon what else you might be serving too.
unless they are already in your pantry, i wouldn't make a special trip for the bell pepper flakes. they won't add much flavor. some grated lime or orange zest would though.
It'll be good. But if in doubt, next time you make the salad add some beans to one serving first and see if you like it.
I make a salad w/corn and black beans (equal parts) and a modicum of ranch dressing (don't care for ranch, but it is undetectable as such in this salad)
I then add roasted sunflower kernels when serving. My vegetarian daughter lived on this stuff for a while. I don't care for pintos, so I don't use them. If you like them, add them. see what happens.