This bright, simple salad is a great pot luck dish, or a great main dish served with tortillas or cornbread. Depending on your family's tastes, red peppers can be all sweet bell peppers, or can be a combination of sweet and hot peppers. Keeps well for several days.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together vinaigrette, seasoned pepper, cilantro, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Set dressing aside.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together beans, corn, onion, green onions, and red bell pepper. Toss with dressing. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Toss again before serving.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

304.2 calories; 11.7 g protein; 49.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1083.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
Tried this with frozen corn niblets rubbed with a little olive oil, spread on aluminum foil lined cokie sheet at 375 degree oven for 30 - 40 min. (stir from time to time) proceeded with rest of recipe as idicated. This does change a lot to the final taste by adding a lot more flavor. Also great with a little sour cream added & served on Corn chips as appetizers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2003
This does improve with time...and I love black beans and corn but didn't think this was anything special. Read More
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207 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 143
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
Tried this with frozen corn niblets rubbed with a little olive oil, spread on aluminum foil lined cokie sheet at 375 degree oven for 30 - 40 min. (stir from time to time) proceeded with rest of recipe as idicated. This does change a lot to the final taste by adding a lot more flavor. Also great with a little sour cream added & served on Corn chips as appetizers. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
Tried this with frozen corn niblets rubbed with a little olive oil, spread on aluminum foil lined cokie sheet at 375 degree oven for 30 - 40 min. (stir from time to time) proceeded with rest of recipe as idicated. This does change a lot to the final taste by adding a lot more flavor. Also great with a little sour cream added & served on Corn chips as appetizers. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2006
Absolutely delicious! I put this with diced tomato advacado and red onion into warmed corn tortillas and topped it with a tiny sprinkle of mexican cheese. Best tacos ever! My husband insisted that I never make anything else. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2003
The best thing about this dish is that it's versatile: you can omit any ingredient you don't like or add anything you have on hand. You can eat it with corn chips tortillas or just with a fork! My favorites are black eyed peas black beans corn and green peppers. Also works with Caesar garlic dressing. Some days I bring a batch in to work and we all eat it. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2006
Cheating a bit rating this recipe when I changed it so much apologies! Here goes: Used fresh cilantro substituted black beans for skinned seeded and diced tomatoes used red onion instead of ones stated and for dressing whisked together balsamic vinegar juice of one lime splenda sweetener salt black pepper and of course the cayenne and cumin stated. Left for two hours and served with veggie bean chili and white rice: FANTASTIC!!! Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2010
Black bean salad recipes are pretty much the same one to the next. What drew me to this recipe was the cumin and it proved to be a nice addition. I used fresh lemon juice and olive oil rather than the balsamic vinaigrette for a lighter fresher taste. For the "seasoned pepper' I used Montreal Steak Seasoning. That too was a good choice! And simply for a little more crunchy texture I threw in some chopped celery especially since I omitted the corn. Fairly basic but neverless tasty black bean salad which certainly can be tinkered with to suit your own tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2004
I have made this salad several times for potlucks -- it is always received very well and people ask me to continue bring it! Don't be afraid to up the spices a bit -- I added extra cumin cayenne and pepper and people really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
great recipe... (I added more cayenne pepper for an extra kick) I brought it to a picnic recently as a side dish and almost everyone there asked me for the recipe! I plan on making this again as a main course and putting them on tortilla wraps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
My family and I loved this recipe. I took it to a Cinco De Mayo celebration and it was a hit! Very flavorful. I added fresh cilantro and omitted the onions. I also mixed brown sugar and lime juice into the dressing and added salt and ground pepper to taste. Wonderful!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2003
I really enjoyed this recipe. Very easy to make. I would probably turn the heat up just a bit on this the next time. Next time I may try it as an appetizer with some good tortilla chips. Thanks for great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2003
This does improve with time...and I love black beans and corn but didn't think this was anything special. Read More
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