Sweet & Spicy Black Bean Salad (Or Dip)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I could honestly eat this for days in a row...nothing else. It's a great combination of sweet corn and black beans and lots of other tasty things! It's worth the bit of mincing and is a great dish to make ahead of time. This can be served as a salad, but I've always made it as an appetizer dip, served with tortilla chips.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a jar or container with tight-fitting lid, combine lime juice, oil, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Shake until completely blended.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine beans, corn, green onions, jalapeno and cilantro.
  3. Pour dressing over bean mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Cover and chill for atleast an hour or up to a day. If a day, give it a stir or two.
  5. To serve as a salad, arrange with cabbage or lettuce leaves. Add more cilantro to make it pretty on top, if you wish.
  6. To serve as an appetizer, I like to eat it with tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

This is almost the same as what I make and very good. For a real taste treat try adding peeled and diced mango or a can of pineapple tidbits, drained. 3 great tase sensations with one basic recipie. Good stuff and good for you.

beancooker March 17, 2009

Made this today for our office potluck and it was a big hit! Added the mango (thanks to Chef beancooker's post) and served with tortilla chips, the result was fantastic.

kelli.marc March 04, 2011