Vibrant Vegan Black Bean and Corn Salad


Refresh your palate with our Vibrant Vegan Black Bean and Corn Salad! This colorful salad is a harmonious blend of nutritious black beans, sweet corn, and a variety of fresh vegetables, all tossed in a zesty lime dressing. It's not only a feast for the eyes but also a delight for the taste buds, perfect for health-conscious foodies and flavor seekers alike!

Vibrant Vegan Black Bean and Corn Salad

Preparation Time

  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 generous cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g


  • 400 g (0.88 lbs or 14 oz) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 200 g (0.44 lbs or 7 oz) sweet corn, canned or fresh
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 15 g (0.033 lbs or 0.5 oz) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: cherry tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, or diced cucumber for added freshness and crunch

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Mix Salad Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, red bell pepper, red onion, and avocados.
  2. Prepare Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Toss Salad: Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and gently toss to combine.
  4. Garnish: Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and any optional ingredients you prefer.
  5. Chill and Serve: Let the salad chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Freshness is Key: Use fresh ingredients for the best flavor and texture.
  • Dressing Adjustment: Adjust the lime and olive oil ratio according to your taste preference.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve as a standalone salad, a side dish, or even as a filling for tacos or wraps.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen corn?

Yes, just thaw it before using.

How long can I store this salad?

It's best enjoyed fresh, but you can store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Can I add protein to this salad?

Certainly! Grilled tofu or tempeh would be great vegan protein options.