Fresh Black Bean Salad (Gluten Free)

The Best Mexican Black Bean Salad yet!
The Best Mexican Black Bean Salad yet!
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3 cans (15 ounces each or 4½ cups) Black beans cooked, rinsed and well-drained
2 ears Ears of corn shucked, or 1 cup of canned corn, drained or defrosted frozen corn
1 Red bell pepper or orange, yellow, chopped
1 cup Cherry tomatoes quartered
1 cup small Red onion chopped
½ cup Cilantro fresh (about ½ medium bunch), finely chopped
1 medium Jalapeño pepper finely chopped or 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño, finely chopped
½ tsp Lime zest
2 tbsp Lime juice or to taste
¼ cup Olive oil extra-virgin
¼ cup White wine vinegar
½ tsp Chili powder
½ tsp Cumin ground
½ tsp Salt or to taste
to taste Avocado sliced (optional for garnishing)
to taste Feta cheese crumbled (optional for garnishing)
to taste Lime wedges (optional for garnishing)

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Fresh Black Bean Salad (Gluten Free)


This southwestern Fresh Black Bean Salad has an amazing preparation time of just 20 minutes to create a magical medley of spicy and zesty flavors. I have included fresh and canned options for using beans and corn as well as additional optional garnishes if you wish.

We all know everything is better with avocado and crumbled feta cheese. Enjoy this as a well balanced salad, just as is, filled with protein and loads of vitamins and nutrients, or inside of a Mexican burrito, whatever your choice, you’ll love this one.

To make Fresh Black Bean Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Fresh Black Bean Salad (Gluten Free)

So, how to make Fresh Black Bean Salad?

Steps to make Fresh Black Bean Salad (Gluten Free)


Mix salad ingredients


In a large serving bowl, combine the black beans, corn, pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and jalapeño chilis. and toss to combine.


Toss in season ingredients


Toss in the lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, white wine vinegar, chili powder, ground cumin and salt and combine thoroughly well. Depending on your flavor palate, adjust the seasoning to enhance spice, salt or zest.




Cover and allow to chill and marinade in all the flavors, for a minimum of 2



Serve as is, or with any of the above optional garnishes.

This Fresh Black Bean Salad is a Southwestern favorite recipe that I love. It’s quick to make and the flavors pop all over. Add this to your next Mexican menu or a quick office lunch salad, it just works, every time! Let us know what you think and tag #cookmerecipes in your posts!

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Total Reviews: 11
Kylah Stiglets

Slightly zesty which is exactly what I was looking for in a salad!

Maisie Galassini

The red bell pepper wasn't really my fav in this so the second time i made it i dodged it cause it ruined the flavor for me, without it it's sooo good.

Irene Babecki

Taste just as good as it looks yummy.

Shay Nein

Obsessing over Mexican food currently and trying this plus the chicken salsa casserole tonight..

Lindsey Lincks

It's alright but too many things to add and do plus jalapeno made it kinda spicy.

Rory Getsinger

I liked the grape salad a lot more, yes i know it's not Mexican but it was more affordable.

Emiliana Borroel

Not too excited about the amount of stuff I have to buy but I hope it's worth it !!

Remington Ixcoy

Brilliant idea for any appetizer or lunch I brought this one into work and everyone wanted to know if i had bought it haha.

Shanaya Hussey

Where the hell do you dig up your ideas Lilly?! You have the best stuff no joke.

Miyah Finkley

There's literally so many things in this that there's no possible way it won't taste good since the amount of effort is clear.


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