Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad

Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad by Alison's AllspiceA simple salad is always a go-to meal at my house.  Quality ingredients is always the key because quality can turn simple into outstanding!  I make a lot of lunch salads that never make it onto the blog because I don’t take time to take pictures before work in the mornings.  I made this cilantro lime southwest black bean salad for a grill out this past weekend, and it was a hit!  

Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad by Alison's AllspiceCilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad by Alison's AllspiceCilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad by Alison's AllspiceCilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad by Alison's AllspiceCilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad by Alison's AllspiceSalads like this make excellent side dishes or light meals.  I like to make large batches to eat for lunch all week long.  As a side dish it can add a lot protein to a meal.  I serve bean salads with my grilled carrots dogs and barbecue jackfruit sandwiches because they don’t have a lot of protein on their own.  This salad is vegan and gluten free, making it a great choice for potlucks and cookouts because it serves many diets!

Variations to the Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad recipe:

  1. If you don’t like cilantro (I didn’t use to!), try zesting the lime instead to add a citrus-y note to the salad.
  2. This salad is easily doubled if you need more servings for a large party or cookout.
  3. I prefer the texture of black beans in this salad, but have also used kidney beans with success.
  4. The onion can be omitted if raw onion is not your thing!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad
 
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I made this salad for a grill out this weekend, and it was a hit! It's a great choice for potlucks being vegan and GF!
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Recipe type: Main or Side
Cuisine: Southwest American
Serves: 3 main servings or 5 side servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups cooked black beans (or 1 can rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 large roma tomato, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup minced cilantro (stems and leaves)
  • ½ tsp cumin and red pepper flake, each
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper, each
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • Juice from ½ a lime (1-2 TBS)
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Garnish with extra cilantro leaves if desired.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 Calories: 188 Fat: 5 g Carbohydrates: 27 g Sodium: 193 mg Fiber: 16 g Protein: 16 g

I shared this recipe at the Weekend Potluck, Sugar and Spice link up, Fiesta Fridays, and the Healthy Living Link Party!

I made this salad for a grill out this weekend, and it was a hit!  It's a great choice for potlucks being vegan and GF!

16 responses to “Cilantro Lime Southwest Black Bean Salad

  1. I love the combination of veggies for your awesome salad! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. This looks so yummy! I love salads like this, and I have all of the ingredients, so I’m going to give this a try. With recipes like this, I like to make a big batch so I can nosh on it all week.

  3. I love how colorful this salad is. Let’s you know that it’s filled with lots of yummy things that are good for you and to you.

  4. That’s exactly what I need in my bowl when I make Chipotle’s sofritas! Looks like summer.

  5. I almost ever make salads, instead. Perhaps I’m afraid I cannot satiate my appetite only with greens. But wait, a salad can be so much more than leafs! This dish is a proof of how nutritious and complete salads can be.

    • Yes! Salads don’t have to be composed of lettuce and greens. I find bean salads to be really filling, lots of protein!

  6. This looks so delicious and refreshing! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

    x
    Jhuls
    https://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/

  7. This is my kind of salad, summery and refreshing and so good for you! Thank you for sharing with FF:)

  8. Your photography (and recipes, obviously!) is awesome!

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