Carribean Bean Salad

Caribbean Bean Salad

Caribbean Bean Salad
Author: Ginny Wright
Caribbean bean salad is delicious for a meal or afternoon snack. Add rice for a heartier meal or serve over a bed of greens.
Ingredients
  • 1 c fresh corn kernels
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1/2 c red onion, diced
  • 1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 c fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lime
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. good olive oil
  • 1/2 medium avocado, cut into 1/2″ squares
  • 1 c cooked brown rice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the corn, beans, red pepper, red onion, tomatoes and cilantro in a large serving bowl.
  2. Mix together the lime juice, salt, cumin and black pepper. The slowly whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is slightly thickened.
  3. Add the brown rice to the salad if using.
  4. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and gently stir to combine.
  5. Let the salad stand for at least 1 hour to develop flavors. Garnish with avocado and serve.
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