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Black Bean Salad Recipe..My favorite summer salad



Summer is at its peak in our part of the world and we are making the most of it. Summer also means outings, picnics and potlucks. This black bean salad that I am sharing with you today is my favorite summer salad. The best part about this salad is that you can pre-make it (How awesome is that..!!), serve it at room temperature and is light and healthy. Perfect for the summer days when you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. πŸ˜€

So get your picnic basket ready and enjoy this light summer treat. Its good with chips, or make it a meal by wrapping itΒ in some tortillas or top it on a toast. So delicious πŸ˜›

Here is how I make this yummy and healthy salad


Black beans – 2 cans, 15 oz, drained and well rinsed (You can also pressure cook your choice of beans and use in the recipe)

Red Bell pepper – 1 medium, finely chopped

English Cucumber – 1 medium, finely chopped (If using regular cucumber make sure to deseed it)

Frozen corn kennels – 1 cup, microwave them for a minute

Red onion – 1 small, finely chopped

Chopped Cilantro – 1/2 cup

Garlic – 2 cloves, minced

Olive Oil – 1/2 cup

Lime Juice – 1/4 cup

Pepper – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste


  1. Rinse the black beans really well and mix all the other veggies – bell pepper, cucumber, corn, onion and cilantro. Keep aside.
  2. To make the dressing – mix together the olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Finally mix the beans, veggies and the dressing in a bowl and keep it covered in a refrigerator for at least 2 – 4 hours.
  4. Adjust the seasonings as per your preference.
  5. Serve it with your favorite chips or enjoy as it is.


I hope you liked this easy and delicious summer salad.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon.


Ritu. πŸ™‚

Author: Love Served Daily

A few years ago I would have laughed at the prospect of writing a food blog. Expecting someone to guide you on a recipe whose own cooking experience before her marriage has been next to nil is quite unbelievable. A foodie husband and his love for socializing ensured I do get a lot of cooking practice. And when I finally decided to be a SAHM, it gave me an opportunity to enhance my culinary skills. A lot of it was inspired from a number of food groups on Facebook and some very talented people I met there. So thanks to all my family and friends who constantly motivated me to work on a blog, here it is. So come, join me on this delightful journey, where I promise to serve you Love daily, well almost.

26 thoughts on “Black Bean Salad Recipe..My favorite summer salad

  1. Colourful and protein rich salad…yummm

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  2. Simple yet delightful!! Thanks for sharing the recipe πŸ™‚

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  3. Loved the colorful salad πŸ™‚

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  4. I hope you liked???? I. LOOOOOOOOOVVEEE This.. Period. πŸ˜³πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜‹πŸ’‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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  5. We normally have it with Red beans, but that’s a good idea to try Black also. We recently tried Pinto also at Chipotle and i must say they are good too.

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  7. Hi. ..I m a food freak, thanks for all those receipe, I will surely try some. Following you so as to get more foodies for my taste bud. Happy writing πŸ™‚

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  8. Looks so good! Love the presentation!

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