This juicy salad is loaded with flavours galore. It’s sweet and smokey from the pineapple and corn, protein-packed from the black beans, and it’s tangy with a little heat from the dressing. This southwest bean salad is super easy to throw together, which is such a bonus when you’d rather be outside enjoying the sunshine.
This black bean and corn salad is such a yummy addition to any meal, especially in the summer. The perfect dish to add to your picnic basket. It’s easy to make while using basic ingredients, and the barbecue flavours from the corn and pineapple are mind-blowing. It stays fresh and crisp in the fridge for a few days afterwards so it’s great for weekly lunches. This is such a bonus in my eyes, because who has time for soggy salads in their life?! No one.
I will let you know that this salad is Picky Husband Approved minus the corn. When I got him to taste test, I left a bowl to the side with no corn. He HATES corn. But I think it makes such a nice addition to this salad that it was needed. Adam loved the flavours and was thrilled I’d left out the corn in his bowl. I think in every post, you guys probably see why he was given the title of “picky husband”- the struggle is real.
here are some reasons why I love this Southwest Bean Salad, so listen up!
- This bean salad is juicy, smoky, creamy, spicy and super fresh. It is the ultimate summertime salad!
- As I’ve mentioned many times before, a recipe that doesn’t use the oven in the summer earns a gold star in my books. The only heat used in this recipe is the barbecue to toast up the corn and the pineapple. Which I feel all summer cooking should just use the barbecue, then your house stays at a normal temperature plus you get the added smoky flavour in your foods!
- This salad is super easy to make. The most time consuming part is the chopping but even that goes by quickly.
- It stores nicely in the fridge for a few days after making it. Think meal prep.
Whether you are thinking of meal prep for your weekly lunches, or the perfect salad for a summer picnic, this black bean and corn salad will do the job! So don’t wait until the end of summer to enjoy this dish, or you’ll be kicking yourself you didn’t try it earlier!