Spicy Southwestern Bean Salad

This cold bean salad with Tex-Mex flavors is even better the next day—if it lasts that long!

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • ⅔ cup corn (fresh, canned, or frozen)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the black beans, bell pepper, tomato, corn, and onion.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt. Pour over bean mixture, tossing to coat. Stir in fresh cilantro.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to mingle. Add avocado and gently toss again just before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • ⅔ cup corn (fresh, canned, or frozen)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the black beans, bell pepper, tomato, corn, and onion.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt. Pour over bean mixture, tossing to coat. Stir in fresh cilantro.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to mingle. Add avocado and gently toss again just before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories360
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium210mg
Total Carbohydrate44g
Dietary Fiber11g
Sugars5g
Protein13g