This healthy southwest black bean and corn salad recipe with red quinoa is packed with protein and fresh vegetables, an easy recipe to try!
Easy corn and black bean salad
Who loves a good, healthy homemade salad recipe packed with protein, vegetables, and whole grains? I am sure we all do, and I am so thrilled about this tasty southwest black bean and corn salad!
I really try to focus on putting together healthy meals for my family as much as I possibly can. We love this chicken and black bean chili, so I knew that a side salad with similar ingredients would be perfect. It is important to me to cook with fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins, and adding beans and tasty southwestern quinoa to our meals is a great way to do this!
Black bean recipes start with quality ingredients
Quality and taste matter, and that’s why I’ve been using S&W Beans varieties – they offer garbanzo beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans, chili beans, black beans, and so many more! They’ve been in the business of beans for over 120 years and know what it takes to grow premium quality beans.
I tried out their organic black beans in this recipe, the taste speaks for itself! Open up a can and you’ll see, these beans look good and taste great. Try out this easy black bean and corn salad with red quinoa, it’s good stuff, y’all!
Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad Recipe with Quinoa
Give this southwest bean and corn salad recipe a try, it is very tasty and makes the perfect side dish at your next party or event!
Step 1: Combine southwest corn salad ingredients
This might be the easiest salad, ever. To get started with this southwest corn salad recipe, combine black beans, corn, quinoa, tomatoes, and cilantro in a large bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Step 2: Make the lime and garlic dressing
Next, in a smaller bowl, combine lime juice, garlic, onion, and spices. Stir until well combined and add the lime juice mixture to the large black bean bowl. Mix it all together and you’ve got a healthy and delicious salad!
Southwest Black Bean and Corn Salad
- 1 16 oz. can S&W Beans organic black beans
- 1 16 oz. can corn
- 1/2 cup red quinoa cooked
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup cilantro diced
- 1 whole lime juiced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 cup onion minced
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1/8 tsp. chili powder
- In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, quinoa, tomatoes, and cilantro. Mix well and set aside.
- In another small bowl, combine lime juice, garlic, onion, and all spices. Stir until well combined.
- Add the lime juice mixture to the black bean mixture in the large bowl. Mix it all together and serve.
Enjoy this Southwestern bean and corn salad!
Try this healthy southwestern black bean and corn salad recipe at home, it is delicious and good for you! You’ll need some cans of S&W Beans, we used the organic black beans, but you could always try the 50% less sodium option. We love the way this recipe turned out and will be making it pretty often!
For more information and great recipes using beans, visit S&W Beans online, and follow along with their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages! Also, try our Southwest chicken and black bean chili recipe, it uses similar ingredients and flavors as this salad!