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Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad

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Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad

A super-easy salad-slash-salsa that goes from thought to table in less than 15 minutes.

Ingredients

1
(15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2
cups frozen corn kernels
1/2
red onion, chopped
1
avocado, chopped
1
(15-ounce) can Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes (or any can diced tomatoes), drained and rinsed
1
juice of lime (about 3 tbsp lime juice)
2
teaspoons hot sauce
1 1/2
teaspoon cumin
2
tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, onion and avocado.
  • 2 Add tomatoes, lime juice, hot sauce, cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper and combine thoroughly.
  • 3 Let salad sit for 10 minutes so the frozen corn chills the salad and the flavors meld together. Taste and add more spices/juice as desired.
  • 4 Serve as a side salad or with tortilla chips as a chunky salsa.
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The Awesomest Side Salad

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough,

This side salad recipe is simple and goes with just about anything. It's just plain awesome!


On a hectic night, there is nothing more stressful than figuring out what to make for dinner. Oftentimes I find myself frazzled more over what to serve on the side rather than what will be the main dish. And you can only have so many grilled-cheese-and-soup nights this fall before a potential revolt ensues.

On the nights when my brain can’t think of anything creative to make, I like to whip up this easy-peasy Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad. It’s the perfect side dish on its own, with chips for dipping or scooped on a bed of grilled chicken and rice.

Bite of Avocado Bean and Corn Salad

Plus, most of the ingredients are inexpensive and probably already stocked in your pantry. In less than 15 minutes you can have this flavorful, super-simple side dish on your dinner table.

3 Secrets to Success


1) Using frozen corn kernels. The chilly kernels give this salad a nice quick-chill, so there’s no need to let it sit in the fridge so the whole things cools off. It’s a great time-saver.

Chopped Ingredients for Avocado Black Bean and Corn Salad

2) The fire-roasted tomatoes. The dynamic taste of roasted tomatoes with slightly charred skins makes a great addition to this recipe. Muir Glen Organic makes a delicious version of these in diced tomato form – they’re sweet and flavorful and really pack that fire-roasted taste.

Fire Roasted Tomatoes by Muir Glen

3) The versatility. What I like most about this recipe is that I can play around with the flavor pallet each time I make it. You can add more or less hot sauce, depending on how spicy you want your salad; chopped red or green peppers; or chili powder or sliced jalapenos for even more zing.

Ingredients for Avocado Black Bean and Corn Salad

The next time you need a quick, simple and flavorful side dish for those frazzled evenings, give this salad a try. Your family and friends will enjoy it so much, it might even become your next main dish (of course, no side dish required!).

Ingredients for Avocado Black Bean and Corn Salad Recipe

More Great Side Dish Recipes


Remember, sides are half the fun! Keep 'em fresh with ideas like these:

For more ideas, see our recipe collection of Easy Side Dishes.



Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!
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