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Thai-Style Black Bean Salad

A splash of lime juice brightens and binds all the flavors in this salad that's chock-full of good-for-you ingredients and fresh herbs. The perfect potluck dish for summer outings! I like to use roasted or grilled fresh corn. —Jennifer Wickes, Pine Beach, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Cook corn according to package directions. Transfer to a small bowl; add the beans, onion, celery, red pepper, cilantro and jalapeno.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, ginger and salt. Pour over bean mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 198 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • mellog
    Sep 8, 2015

    This is sooo good! I first made it to take as side dish to a dinner party. I bought a black bowl to serve it in and was a beautiful presentation. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. My family now requests it often. My daughters love it as a dip with scoops. Keeper. Thanks Jennifer!

  • dressager
    Aug 20, 2015

    Unique, fresh and easy! Simple to amend to your liking. I made the recipe to the letter (and recommend it), then played with the ginger and lime to customize it for my table. Yum!

  • jmkasprak
    Jul 31, 2014

    I thought the sesame oil and cilantro were a little bit overpowering. Next time I cut back on both of those. I also wondered how a little mint would go in place of the cilantro. Anyway, it's a good solid recipe that I plan to use again, especially with fresh sweet corn.

  • Slaytonk
    Jul 3, 2013

    Very tasty!

  • craigsuem
    Aug 20, 2012

    Excellent salad. I added fresh, diced zucchini to the recipe. I also decreased the sesame oil to 1 Tblsp + 1 tsp while increasing the rice vinegar and lime juice by 1 tsp each. I did this so it wouldn't be quite as oily while retaining the flavor. It helped cut about 90 calories for the entire recipe (23 less calories per serving) and was fabulous!

  • AppleLili
    Jul 1, 2012

    So good, zesty & fresh!!!

  • amber51342
    Jun 14, 2010

    I love this recipe; it was easy to make and easy to keep in the fridge as a pull out dish on heart summer nights and better after a few days anyway

  • emily_sloan
    May 31, 2010

    Delicious. I added some sesame seeds and cucumbers because I wanted to use them up and I tossed everything except the corn and beans in the food processor to make quick work of the chopping. This was delicious.

  • deb byers
    Oct 11, 2009

    very yummy. I used frozen grated gingerroot so next time I'll do fresh as I felt the ginger flavor was barely there.

  • JoShell
    Sep 19, 2009

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