Wouldn’t you like an easy Black Bean and Corn Salad as a side for your next dinner?
We go crazy in Ontario during corn picking season as it only comes once a year.
They served us Black Bean and Corn salad medley at a recent dinner party with our main meal.
We had sausages cooked in the crockpot with sauerkraut draped over them. And a side of Black Bean and Corn Salad.
Let me show you how she made this and why it’s an easy salad recipe for any time of year.
She had recently been to pick corn, so she made air-fryer corn which was pretty cool.
It was amazing to watch as she used a knife on the corn as it fell off the cobb quickly.
As you can tell, some of these kitchen gadgets, such as the air fryer, are easy to use and affordable.
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can boil it on the stove-top, BBQ corn or used canned corn.
Luckily I was able to get the recipe from the dinner party host to share on the blog.
Adding Beans To Your Black Bean Corn Salad
Two popular ingredients in the Corn Salad are black beans and chickpeas.
If you’re not in a hurry, you can rehydrate dried black beans in the crockpot on low for a few hours.
As well, you’ll find that a big back of black beans for $8.00 is far less than $3.49 a can.
Despite that, the price is lower; how often do you eat black beans?
If you eat them every week, go for the dehydrated organic, gluten-free black beans for $8.00 on Amazon.
However, if you’re like us and always running around, you can buy a couple of cans to have in your pantry.
Rehydrating dry chickpeas is a straightforward procedure by adding chickpeas to a crockpot or instant pop, fill with water above the chickpeas. Let them cook on low for a few hours.
When I use chickpeas, I typically buy the dry vs the can and use the crockpot as they turn out perfect.
Full Printable Recipe Below
Ingredients To Make Black Bean and Corn Salad with Chickpeas
- 2 small cans of corn or 2 cobbs of corn from boiling, aifryer, or BBQ as long as you can make two cups of corn.
- 2 cups of cooked chickpeas
- 2 cups black beans
- 4 celery stalks washed and cut into small pieces
- 2 large carrots cleaned, and sliced thin
- 1 red peppers cubed small
- 1 yellow pepper cubed small
- ! orange pepper cubed small
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Chopped spring onion
- 1 can of sliced black olives (optional)
- Added cherry tomatoes (optional)
- Crumbled feta cheese (optional)
Ingredients to make the dressing for salad
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 cup extra virgin oilve oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
Making The Black Bean Corn Salad with Chickpeas
- In a small bowl, whisk all of the vinaigrette ingredients until well combined, even a bit frothy.
- Set it aside with a lid or cling wrap and begin to make the salad.
- On your cutting board, have all the vegetables washed and peeled, ready to go.
- This is always the time-consuming part of making any salad with lots of vegetables.
- Chop the peppers into small squares and add them to the bowl
- Dice the spring onion and add it to the mixing bowl
- Include the chickpeas whole and hydrated along with the corn into the bowl
- Add the thinly sliced carrots along with chopped fresh parsley.
- Once all of the vegetables are chopped and inside the bowl, add the vinaigrette and gently stir.
- The vinaigrette should cover the corn and bean salad.
- Key Note: If you plan to rehydrate black beans and chickpeas the time for the recipe will change.
Alternatively, i you want to add sliced black olives or feta cheese crumble, go for it.
They are both optional, and I’m a huge fan of feta or a goat cheese crumble on salads.
Do not refrigerate if dinner is ready to be eaten, as the oils will solidify.
Add cling wrap to the bowl and once your main dish is ready, put the salad on the table.
A simple salad made with fresh, healthy ingredients you can make any time of the year.
Discussion: What other vegetables or toppings could we use for this salad?
Please leave me your ideas or suggestions in the comment section below.
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