Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is easy, delicious, colorful, delicious, uses currently-in-season fresh corn and tomatoes, and, oh yes, is really good. I made a double batch of this yesterday for two of us, and we just polished off the rest of it this evening. BTW, Ordinary tomato is fine instead of plum tomato (and we happen to use more of it); I highly recommend flat-leaf parsley, if you can find it, because the curly stuff is not nearly as flavorful; You can use radicchio or any other kind of lettuce (if you choose to use any at all); The salad tastes even better the second day!; Flavor is better when served closer to room temp as opposed to ice cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl whisk together lemon juice, oil, and salt to taste.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, except lettuce leaves, with salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Let salad stand, stirring once or twice, 15 minutes for flavors to develop.
  4. Line 2 plates with lettuce and divide salad between them.
Most Helpful

This recipe was awesome! I took it to a family reunion, and it was gone in minutes!

jibbajabba123 October 25, 2001

This was quite good and even better the second day after the flavors had more time to blend. I used frozen corn to save time and it worked very well; I undercooked it just a bit to keep it's crunch. Next time I would use less olive oil.

Michele of Eagan July 23, 2002

This a great with hamburgers after over a week of holiday food. Simple, light and easy! Taking some suggestions from other reviewers, I did add a dash of cilantro and also some chick peas I had left over from another recipe. I loved the flavors! Will make this again!

CindiJ January 01, 2013