Colorful Black Bean and Crab Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a very colourful side dish that I serve with jerk chicken or barbecued steaks. I quite often will take this to a pot luck along with several copies of the recipe, as it is always requested. For more of a bite, add a finely chopped jalapeno directly to the salad in addition to the sliced jalapenos on top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together corn, black beans, red pepper, chilies, cilantro, green onions and seafood.
  2. Add cumin and pepper to minced or crushed garlic.
  3. Mix into a paste.
  4. Add vinegar, lime juice and water to garlic mixture.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Whisk in olive oil.
  7. Pour dressing over corn, bean mixture and stir well.
  8. Top with thinly sliced jalapeno peppers.


Most Helpful

Excellent salad, JCMM. I served this along with grilled steak and grilled potatoes. The dressing was very impressive and had incredible flavor. Made a very colorful and zesty side dish. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

ratherbeswimmin' April 14, 2003

Very light, fresh and tasty. The colors in the salad are beautiful. I skipped the jalapeno peppers and we still loved it. The flavor keeps getting better the longer it chills. I'll definitely make this again. Thanx!

*Parsley* March 07, 2010

Great Salad - served it to guests this weekend at a BBQ. We all felt it needed just a bit more "tang" so I'll try it next time with a little extra vinegar, carefully so as not to overpower it becuase the salad has a great mix of flavors to begin with. It was a recommended salad - definitely worth trying!

DDW May 26, 2004

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