Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Black Bean & Corn Salad

So, here is the story behind this Black Bean & Corn Salad and how Rachael Ray came to  our rescue...

Hubby and I were invited to a birthday dinner for a friend - it was Mexican themed - and we were told to bring a dish if we wanted to, but no pressure.  WELL - if you know Hubby and me, you know that we never show up empty handed not because it's polite to bring a dish but because we love to create dishes.  We had a great plan that included some gorgeous slow cooked red beans that had been sitting in the crock pot all day.  As we were getting ready to throw the appetizer together before heading out the door, we realized our gorgeous slow cooked beans were still hard - nooooo.
We needed a back up so I ran to the pantry and saw the black beans and then quickly did some Googling and found Rachael Rays Black Bean & Corn Salad.  We showed up with this salad (*actually served it with tortilla chips as a dip) and everyone loved it.  I hope you do too...Enjoy!!!

recipe from Food Network
What You need:
1 can, 14 ounces, black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper

What you do:
Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Let stand at least 15 minutes for corn to fully defrost and flavors to combine, then toss and serve. 

*optional:  serve with tortilla chips as a dip

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  1. good job improvising at the last minute! this salad looks absolutely delicious - have you ever had the bean + corn salad from Calypso Cafe? it looks a bit like that, which i absolutely love. must try this soon!

  2. This looks great! I'll have to try your version. I have a recipe that is very can see it here

    Thanks for sharing! I just love easy recipes like this!

  3. I absolutely LOVE corn and black bean salad--must make soon!

  4. that looks amazing! I think I have a recipe for something similar, but will have to try this one! Pinning!

  5. Looks really yummy.. I'll have to try this with bean leftovers...

  6. I love this dish it is so yummy! Thanks for your visit and your nice comments!

  7. Hi Danielle! I'm not much of a vegetable-eating person but this recipe looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm not much of a cooking-person either and this look easy too. I saw your post over at "Tatertots and Jello" (I think).

  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured today on Menu & Party Idea Round Up!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday #39!

  9. This looks yummy :) Thanks for sharing- I am pinning it!
    Stopping over from tt&j
    Shannon @

  10. Looks great. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  11. This is such a great recipe! We're so glad you joined us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

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