Bean, Corn and Pepper Salad

Posted at 11:37 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 13:38:10-04
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups green beans, trimmed, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 (16-ounce) can no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no salt added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium bell pepper, any color, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, seeded, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 avocado, seed and skin removed, diced
  • No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste

Heat a large skillet up to medium-high heat, add oil. Saute green beans and corn with no salt seasoning and pepper for 3-4 minutes or until slightly softened. In a large serving bowl, add green beans and corn. Let cool for 5-6 minutes.

To the large serving bowl with the green beans and corn, add black beans, pinto beans, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno, if using, with no salt seasoning and pepper; gently toss together. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, garlic, olive oil, no salt seasoning and pepper. Add to bean mixture; toss well. Cover and chill for at least one hour for the best flavor. Just before serving, gently toss avocado into the salad. Serve immediately.

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