Black Beans and Corn Salad!

black beans and corn salad
Eat these black beans by the spoonful or enjoy as a great dip for your corn chip. Tasty in a corn tortilla, filling for a quesadilla, or side dish.

This is a fast and tasty way for you to get a serving of black beans aka “pulses” or “legumes” into your life. Eat legumes regularly, like black beans, which may help lower total and LDL cholesterol levels. Thoroughly rinse the beans if you are using a canned variety before eating them or when you add them to a recipe. You can also look for and purchase beans labeled as “reduced sodium.” For anyone contending with hypertension aka high blood pressure, this is particularly important.

The ingredients:

  • Chopped roasted red bell pepper
  • Frozen sweet corn
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Black beans
  • The dressing: diced fresh garlic, a dash of cayenne pepper, juice of one lime, a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, salt to taste, and toss it all together.

Serve with tortilla chips, as a side dish, on a bed of lettuce, in a wrap, or any way really. This is such a good taste combination and 🤤 I’m so glad cilantro doesn’t taste like soap to me! The only thing that could possibly make this better would be adding some fresh avocado but maybe I’ll try that next time.

Did you know that mashed black beans can be served to babies 6-9 months old? Get babies started early with healthy eating patterns and food choices. Great fiber, vitamins, and nutrients! Plus they are so easy to mash into safe, self-feeding tidbits or even an early introduction puree.

Need help navigating your food choices to promote a healthy lifestyle? You can reach out for a discovery call with me. Helping people improve their heart health is an area of great interest to me. Plus it is a great investment in your future.

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