It’s somehow already August, which means my baby will be one year old next month…I’m in denial, but also very excited about planning her first birthday party. I have a theme I’m pretty excited about and browsing ideas on Pinterest is rather addicting!
Today I have a simple side dish that is perfect for your next BBQ, picnic, or party. This Corn and Black Bean salad is also easy to whip up at a moment’s notice! Fresh corn and black beans are mixed with red onion, roasted red peppers, garlic, lime juice, and cumin to make a tasty salad. I think all the flavors complement each other perfectly. Time to get back to Pinterest!
Corn and Black Bean Salad
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
Kernels from 4 ears of corn
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped roasted red peppers
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add red onion to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes; add corn kernels and sauté an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Stir in garlic and sauté one more minute. Place veggies in a large bowl and stir in black beans and roasted red peppers. Place lime juice, cumin, and salt in a small bowl and mix; pour over salad and stir well. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition: 182 calories, 3.8g fat, 7.5g fiber, 7.6g protein per serving
Cost: $0.97 per serving