Monday, June 23, 2008

Bean and Corn Salad

This was a quick and easy salad that I found on the Epicurious site.


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 15 1/2-ounce can Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 15 1/2-ounce can black beans, rinsed, drained (I used 2 cans)
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped (I used 2 stalks)
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 small jalapeƱo chilies, seeded, chopped (I only seeded one of them; used the seeds from the other)


  • Whisk oil, vinegar, and cumin in large bowl to blend.
  • Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat.
  • Season salad with salt and pepper.
  • Let stand at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours, tossing occasionally.

One note - the recipe says to let it stand for 1 hour and up to 4. They mean this.. I put the salad in the fridge after we ate, and several hours later the salad was a bit mushy and almost gelatinous. I drained and washed the beans before putting it all together, but I think the white beans just didn't hold up well. So if you make this, definitely make it and serve it after chilling only an hour or so.

I had hoped to serve it to my parents and godparents the next day, but it was not in good shape. So instead I threw it into my food processor with some salt and made a dip!! The dip tasted great, but the color was so horrible! I'll eat it myself, but no way could I serve it to guests.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks good, a great summer dish. I'll definately have to try this one.