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All in One Bowl Black Bean Salad

A fresh black bean salad is a potluck summer party favorite, or take it on your next picnic to the park. Red bell peppers, tomatoes, kale, black beans, and corn combined with a chili-lime dressing to give this salad fresh and tasty flavors.


Ingredients You will need for this salad

The base of this recipe is black beans, of course. Use canned black beans to make this salad quick and easy.  Red bell pepper, tomatoes, red onion, corn give this salad recipe color and flavorful, all that a Mexican inspired recipe should be. Combined with garlic, greens such as kale, and cilantro give a load of superfood healthy boost all in one meal.

As for the corn, you can either use fresh corn, canned (rinsed and drained), or frozen corn.


How to Make Black Bean Salad

This is a healthy side dish that is gluten-free, vegan free, and can quickly become a big hit at parties.

Start off by adding red pepper, beans, corn, kale, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, and red onion to a medium-sized bowl.


After tossing the salad together, add in dressing ingredients right into the salad bowl, no need to whisk it separately.


Toss well making sure ingredients are evenly coated.


Here are some more healthy bean recipes you’re sure to love:

A Bowl of Creamy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Dip is super easy to whip up and enjoy!

I like to make this comforting bowl of Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Soup for the chilly weather.


All in One Bowl Black Bean Salad

Perfect for summer cookouts! This black bean salad can be made ahead of time, which makes it ideal for entertaining.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 241kcal



  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, (salted) drained & rinsed
  • ½ cup fresh corn, or frozen/thawed sweet corn
  • 4 cups kale, center rib removed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • cup red onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional


  • Add red pepper, beans, corn, kale, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garlic and red onion to a medium sized bowl.
  • Toss all ingredients well.
  • Add avocado oil, lime juice, salt, chili powder and cayenne (optional).
  • Toss well making sure ingredients are evenly coated.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7216IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg
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