Black bean, tomato and corn salad

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  1. marlingardener

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    When you get tired of lettuce salads, this makes a nice alternative.

    1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
    two plum tomatoes, chopped
    1/2 c. frozen corn (you can use fresh corn, but there are better uses for fresh corn!)
    1 tblsp. chopped fresh parsley
    a dash of Cayenne pepper (optional)

    *Dressing:
    2 tblsps. extra virgin olive oil
    3 tblsps. lemon juice
    a pinch of salt

    Whisk the lemon juice, oil and salt together. Combine other ingredients and pour the dressing over, incorporating well. Chill for two hours or more.
    *More dressing may be needed, Just make 1/2 recipe of dressing and add to above dressing.

    This makes a nice cold lunch, or as a salad with dinner.
     
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  3. Sjoerd

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    Mate, this sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipes. I can almost taste it.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Thanks MG, I think I'm going to try this!
     
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    Netty, I hope you like it. I made a batch of your garlic dill pickles last week. If the salad is as good as your pickles, it's a winner!
     
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    We have a similiar salad that we enjoy in summer MG. The only difference is lime juice instead of lemon, lime zest, a can of green chilis, a bit of cumin and some cilantro. I'm going to try your version next time for a fresh change. :)
     
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    I love these kinds of veggie salads. So refreshing in the summer heat.
     
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    Your recipe for a black bean and corn salad is already quite delicious, but if you'd like to add a little extra zing and texture, consider tossing in some diced ripe avocado. Avocado not only adds a creamy element but also pairs wonderfully with the black beans and corn. Just a half or a whole avocado (depending on your preference) diced into bite-sized pieces should do the trick. It will enhance the flavor and make this salad even more satisfying. Enjoy your refreshing salad!
     
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