Summer Sides Sunday: Black Bean & Corn Salad


Hi All,

I thought I would call this Sunday “Summer Sides Sunday”, a name created most ingeniously by my mom for all of these side-dish posts that I’ve been doing. And I figured that after a winter of soups and roasts that I haven’t really shown you much of all the sides that I serve with these things, and especially all of my favourites with all the seasonal vegetables on right now!

So today’s salad is another cold salad favourite that is always kicking around our fridge in the summer to go with dinners and lunches and that is Black Bean & Corn Salad, which you can imagine has both black beans and corn lol.

Black Bean & Corn Salad

1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp each salt, sugar, pepper, ground cumin & chili powder
3 tbsp cilantro chopped
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 cup corn kernels

This is really as easy as gathering the ingredients and putting them all together.

I like to mix the vinegar, oil and seasonings first, to make sure they’re incorporated.

Then mix in the corn, beans and cilantro.

and Voila! A very flavourful salad that goes with everything. It lasts for about a week or so in the fridge and I find it gets better with age as all the flavours marinate together.

And while I was mixing this up, mom was making some infused olive oil, using some chopped fresh basil from the garden and some sliced garlic, which should be good on salads or over fresh asparagus!

mmm I love summer!

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday and if you want, let me know what your summer favourites are in the comments!

xo erin

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