The Versatility of Beans

Beans are easy to store, a great source of protein and soluble fiber. You can purchase them fresh, canned, frozen, dried and in flour form. They make a great addition to soups, main dishes, side dishes, appetizers and snacks.

Black Bean & Corn Salad
Black Bean & Corn Salad
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Category: Salad

This is sure to be one of your favorite summer-time recipes.

  • 1 can of each of the following, drained, and rinsed:
  • Yellow corn
  • White corn
  • Black eyed peas
  • Black beans
  • Small can of green chilies or a small can of diced jalapenos (if you like it hotter). You can also use fresh jalapenos, be careful to remove ribs and seeds.
  • 1-1/2 to 2 chopped peppers of any color (I like to use red, yellow & orange for the color)
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • 3-4 ripe Roma tomatoes diced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add 1/2 bottle of your favorite Italian dressing (or make your own) & stir well.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, stir and if dry, add slightly more dressing.
  • Serve with Tostitos scoops.

Author: Tae Lynne is an international best-selling author of Green Smoothies to the Rescue and a collaborative author in two best-selling collaborative books. Forced to slow down by chronic illness, Tae discovered her true purpose as the Kindness Junkie. She shares her journey of loss, healing, and motivation on her blog at She lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her partner and dog.

Yield: 12

May 2016

This recipe appeared in the May 2016 issue of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine on page 29; recipe and photograph by Tae Lynne.


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