Beans and Corn Salad (Ensalada de Frijol y Maiz)

by Erica Dinho on August 13, 2011

Bean and Corn Salad

I love beans and enjoy a variety of comforting bean dishes during the winter months and light bean salads during the summer.

This fresh summer beans and corn salad is my favorite picnic food. I  really enjoy the simple lime and cumin dressing with all the different kinds of beans in the salad.

Buen provecho!



(About 6-8 servings)

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only, chopped
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

Bean salad


  1. To make the vinaigrette: in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Add the beans, cilantro, red onion and vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly.
  3. Serve at room temperature.
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 gloria August 13, 2011 at 5:18 PM

me encanta Erica Look delicious!! gloria


2 Simply Life August 14, 2011 at 8:19 AM

mmm…this is my perfect salad!


3 Pinoy Recipe August 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Thanks for sharing this kind of recipe. It’s absolutely unique but looks very delicious.


4 Faith August 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Beans and corn are such a great combo in a salad! This looks like the perfect lunch!


5 Stevie August 15, 2011 at 1:29 PM

This is a wonderful and elegant dish. Beans are really tasty (and healthy) and with the spices and lime juice that you recommend here, really good. Great for a picnic or an office potluck.


6 grace August 17, 2011 at 4:16 AM

the world can keep its green salads–this is my side dish of choice! i love the colors, flavors, and textures–nice work!


7 Oysterculture August 27, 2011 at 8:32 PM

What a yummy sounding salad. I cannot wait to surprise my husband with a batch of this, it looks amazingly tasty.


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