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Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Recipe

Rob’s boss brought in some grape tomatoes and jalapenos that were free for the taking. Well I love produce and I love free stuff so FREE PRODUCE? Yippppeeee! Rob brought home enough grape tomatoes for this salad (and he still left plenty for his co-workers).


This salad is very easy to assemble. I actually have the recipe already typed out because I’ve been asked for it so many times. It comes from the Joy of Cooking: All About Vegetarian Cooking cookbook.

I’ve also made the salad without garlic with great results. My mom doesn’t eat garlic at all so I have to omit it when I make it for my parents. For the container, I found some great foil containers with lids (lid not pictured) at the dollar store. You get four for a dollar. They remind me of a container you might see at a deli.

bean salad

Unrelated to the bean salad….I also wanted to mention that my spam filter has been overzealous in marking legitimate comments as spam lately. If you leave a comment and it doesn’t appear right away, this is what is happening. I just have to de-spam the comment and it will appear. I didn’t want anyone to think I zapped their comment.

Black Bean, Corn, & Tomato Salad

1 ½ cups cooked fresh corn (cut from 3 ears of corn)

Drain and rinse corn in cold water after cooking before cutting from the cob.

Whisk together in a small bowl:

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Gradually whisk in:

3 to 5 tablespoons of olive oil, or to taste (I use 3)
¼ cup snipped or sliced fresh basil

Drain and rinse two 15 oz. cans of black beans.

Add beans and corn to dressing. Then add the following:

8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved (I use grape tomatoes)
1 cup chopped red onion

You may garnish the salad with fresh basil leaves

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  • Vicki August 9, 2006, 5:44 pm

    those tomatoes are so red & pretty & free?! wow. i can’t imagine having too many tomatoes. whata fresh salad – love each ingredient.

  • K August 9, 2006, 10:07 pm

    Gorgeous! And the more garlic the merrier, but that’s just me 🙂

    Free produce… now yer talkin’! That reminds me… sure do wish i had my own garden…

  • pinknest August 10, 2006, 10:40 am

    mmm. i love this kind of salad. it’s also good with some tortilla chips!

  • melody August 10, 2006, 10:56 am

    I know that would be delicious.. mmmm.

  • mikaela August 10, 2006, 11:27 am

    Yum, thanks for the recipe! The dish looks pretty – and a perfect cool salad for a hot day 🙂

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