Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad With Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette Recipe

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Jennifer Segal

This is the ultimate summer salad, and it's perfect for entertaining. Not only is it festive and colorful, but you can make it ahead of time—in fact, you should, because it gets better and better the longer it sits.

Recipe Facts

4.8

(9)

Active: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob (about 2 cups)

  • 2 red bell peppers, diced (about 2 cups)

  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots, from one medium shallot

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon zest and 6 tablespoons juice from 5 to 6 limes

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 2 Hass avocados, chopped

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except for avocados in a large bowl and mix well. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes and up to over night. Right before serving, add avocados and fold gently, being careful not to mash avocados. Garnish with more chopped cilantro if desired. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
325 Calories
19g Fat
35g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 325
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 534mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 77mg 385%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 538mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)