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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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This is sure to be one of your favorite summer-time recipes.
Course Salad
Keyword black beans, corn, salad
Servings 12
Author Tae Lynne


  • 1 can yellow corn drained, and rinsed
  • 1 can white corn drained, and rinsed
  • 1 can black eyed peas drained, and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans drained, and rinsed
  • 1 small can of green chilies or a small can of diced jalapeños if you like it hotter. You can also use fresh jalapeños, 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 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.



    This recipe appeared in the May 2016 issue of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine.
    Photograph and recipe by Tae Lynne © All rights reserved.

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