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Black Bean and Corn Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

Try this delicious rainbow black bean and corn salad with a sweet balsamic dressing, it's vegan and perfect for summertime.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 382kcal
Author Charla

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of black beans or 1 ½ cups cooked beans
  • 1 ½ cups of Corn
  • ½ cup of Cooked quinoa
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh mango chopped (optional)
  • 1 whole avocado stone removed, peeled and chopped

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette (Dressing)

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut nectar or maple, agave etc...
  • 1 tsp of Black pepper optional
  • ¼ tsp of cumin
  • ½ tsp of himalayan pink salt

Instructions

  • Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and place in a jar/ bowl and set aside
  • Combine all of the vegetables and mango (if using) for the salad in a bowl.
  • Add the chopped avocado only if you plan on eating straight away.
  • Drizzle the dressing over entire salad
  • Serve accordingly

Notes

  • Chop your veggies ahead of time. If you're really pushed for time or simply want to be a head of yourself then I would suggest chopping up your veggies and storing them in a zip lock bag ready to use (excluding the avocado).
  • Avocado inclusion. I would advise cutting your avocado as soon as you're ready to eat the salad. Don't leave it soak overnight or for a length of time. In other words, let it be one of the last things to add to your salad bowl.
  • Mix things up. There's no reason why you cannot add some other herbs like parsley, thyme to the salad.
  • For best results. Allow the bowl of salad to rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes with the dressing on so the flavours really infuse.
  • Be diverse. That's right, think outside the box, serve this salad as a salsa or with some corn chips. 

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1519IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg