This juicy salad is loaded with flavours galore. This easy vegan salad is sweet and smokey from the pineapple and corn. It’s protein-packed from the black beans, and it’s tangy with a little heat from the jalapeno lime dressing. This spicy corn salad with black beans is super easy to throw together, which is such a bonus when you’d rather be outside enjoying the sunshine. Because we all need more easy vegan side dishes in our life.
easy vegan side dishes for the win
This black bean and spicy 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 and the barbecue flavors from the corn and pineapple are mind-blowingly delicious. I use wooden skewers for the most part, but I’m thinking I need to invest in some stainless steel one! This salad is tossed in a delicious jalapeno lime dressing that adds the heat. This easy vegan salad stays fresh and crisp in the fridge for a few days afterward so it’s great for weekly lunches. Because who has time for soggy salads in their life?! No one.
This is one of those vegan summer recipes that stores nicely in the fridge for a few days after making it. Think meal prep and leftovers. I would suggest leaving the avocado out of the salad if you are thinking you’ll have leftovers as that is the only thing that won’t taste as fresh the next day.
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 spicy corn salad with black beans, so listen up!
- This easy vegan salad is juicy, smoky, creamy, spicy and super fresh. It is the ultimate summertime salad! It’s simple to make and there are a lot of variations you can make to this dish. If you don’t like spice, take the jalapeno out of the dressing. The dressing is still delicious and flavourful.
- A recipe that doesn’t use the oven is good by me in the summer! The only heat used in this recipe is the barbecue to toast up the corn and the pineapple. 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 spicy corn salad is super easy to make. The most time-consuming part is the chopping but even that goes by quickly. The jalapeno lime dressing is loaded with citrus flavours that complement the smokiness of the corn and pineapple. This salad is refreshing and has delicious mouthwatering flavours that will be a hit at any bbq.
This spicy corn salad with black beans is perfect for your weekly meal prep or for a summer picnic. Don’t wait until the end of summer to enjoy this dish, or you’ll be kicking yourself you didn’t try it earlier! Get the barbecues heated up so that corn and pineapple can get grilled!