This very refreshing salad also works well as an addition to traditional tacos and quesadillas.
This very refreshing salad also works well as an addition to traditional tacos and quesadillas.
Mmm, mmm good! I had to make substitutions since I made this at the spur of the moment and had to use what was handy! I subbed a can of pintos for garbanzo beans, a can of diced tomatoes with chiles instead of fresh, and basil for the cilantro. Less oil and more lime juice, just as a personal preference. I have a girlfriend who makes something similar, only with Italian dressing and this beats hers...no contest.Read More
Mmm, mmm good! I had to make substitutions since I made this at the spur of the moment and had to use what was handy! I subbed a can of pintos for garbanzo beans, a can of diced tomatoes with chiles instead of fresh, and basil for the cilantro. Less oil and more lime juice, just as a personal preference. I have a girlfriend who makes something similar, only with Italian dressing and this beats hers...no contest.
A little too sweet for us. We prefer the flavors in Black Bean and Corn Salad II.
really yummy! I made this as a side for a chicken breast cooked in lime and butter, and then served with warm tortillas.
Delicious and beautiful to look at! I used more Romas (five) and much more cilantro (my fav!). I also reduced the amount of olive oil in the dressing but increased the amount of lime juice. Thanks for sharing!
Great recipe! Followed the recipe exactly and couldn't be happier. Cannot wait to make this again. Really like the hint of heat that the jalapenos provided. Quick and easy. I also used canned corn instead of frozen.
This salad is sooooo good. Its hard to believe it is sooooo healthy too.
Agree with other reviewers - great salad! I used less jalepeno's and more cilantro. Yum!!
Followed the recipe exactly (except for the jalapenos - only bc I didn't have any, though I bet they would have been good) and was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely make again. Nice side to any Mexican entree!
Very good side dish for our chicken fajitas! I added a can of pinto beans as well, also more cilanto and some minced garlic. Followed another reviewer and used less oil, more lime juice. Would make a nice dip with corn chips too.
This salad was so delicious, light,refreshing and pretty, it was a nice contrast to all the other hot and spicy mexican dishes I served at a party. My guests loved it.
One helluva recipe! Props to the chef!
YUM! Made this for a shower, and everyone wanted the recipe. I ate the leftovers for a couple of days, then thought I'd change it up a bit and added rainbow pasta, black olives, and shredded cheese. It was a yummy pasta salad as well!!!
Very tasty! My most picky friends even ate the leftovers the next day in their soft tacos.
I love this recipe! So simple and so delicious. I was missing a few ingredients, but it still turned out fantastic. I replaced chick peas with garbanzo beans (which might actually be the same thing...??) and I didn't have any honey - leaving it out and pumping up the lime and cilantro gave it a very light fresh taste. I will definitely keep this one in my recipe box. thanks for sharing
This was good- followed recipe to a t. Went very well with my Cinco de Mayo party!
This was excellent. I added less oil and more lime juice. I doubled the recipe, but double the amount of corn seemed too much, so I only used 24 oz. I added another tomato, just because I like it. Delicious!
Very delicious and colorful salad that everyone thoroughly enjoyed . I have made this several times and it is a very forgiving recipe, you can add different beans and it is still tasty. This is definitely a regular in our home! Thanks Karen for sharing!
It is a beautiful salad - so colorful!
Very good combination of ingredients. I suggest doubling the amount of cilantro and tomato, cutting out a little of the olive oil and adding an additional TB of lime juice. I also use fresh corn, a chopped avocado, and a minced clove of garlic. If you feel that it is bland, you may need to add a little more salt to bring out the flavors, but if you're using good quality ingredients to begin with, you should get good results.
What a fresh tasting salad/dip that is both attractive and healthy. I used three small roma tomatoes, a big bunch of cilantro, less oil and more lime and honey. I will definitely be making this again!
I have made this salad a couple of times for parties and each time everyone raves about it. It's a nice change from potato or macaroni salad. Add a little cumin for some more flavor. Thanks for sharing this recipe Pam.
This was so disappointing. I cannot understand the good reviews on this one. The dressing was overly oily and bland...not near enough lime juice. I was worried when I was making it that olive oil is such a heavy oil for a salad and I was right...a light vegetable oil might have helped. Maybe it is because I live in San Antonio, grew up in Texas eating mexican food...but this was just not flavorful and did not have any kick or spice to it. I followed the recipe exactly and served this at a party as a side dish to pork tacos and fajitas. Almost the entire bowl was left and I ended up dumping it the next day. Sorry. I'll stick to traditional black bean/corn salads from now on.
I bring this often to barbecues and it never fails to impress! Goes well with burgers and is a healthy alternative to mayo based side dishes. It might just be me, but I have found that this salad doesn't look or taste as good after leaving overnight in the fridge. I usually make it a few hours ahead of time though and it's perfect!
Awesome! I used the frozen black bean, corn, pepper and onion mix so it was super easy! The dressing has become a favorite in our family. Quick and easy using prepackaged frozen veggies. just awesome.
Dee-lightful...dee-licious...and dee-lovely! Very fresh and more delicious the next day.
I've been looking for non lettuce salads now that we are in for 100 degree days for the next three mos. I like having something in the fridge for easy lunches, this made a lot and I'll probably be the only one that will eat it so i left out tomato. Will add as i eat it since it can get mushy when in fridge to long. I also didn't add honey because i never use it. And used green onion because it's what i had. Will also be good with some avocado. Thanks
I did find that this recipe was a little bland for my taste. I added white beans, used fresh corn off the cob (sauted in garlic and shallots, olive oil, salt and pepper) kicked up the spices a bit and used less olive oil. I will definitely make this again with the adjustments!
Lots of chopping and different ingredients but amazing flavor and so worth the work. Leftovers tasted even better the next day!!
I have made this several times for Mexican themed dinners & it's always a major hit. A bit on the expensive side but worth it.
GREAT flavor combination! Very bright and fresh flavors. Nice vegetarian option.
great side dish for Mexican dinner
I'm a novice cook, so take my opinion for what its worth. First off, my wife asked my to try making some sort of mexican salad. This one was rated high, so I put it on my shopping list after browsing it briefly and kind of forgot about it. When I went to make it later that week, I thought, "Where's the lettuce? This is a salad right?" So, I double checked the recipe and saw that there were no greens in it. I thought it sounded odd, and I didn't think I'd like it, but I gave it a try anyway. I'm so glad I did. It was excellent and very easy. I'm definitely going to make this again. I loved the subtle sweetness of it.
This salad was great! I made it the night before hoping it would taste better the next day, but I don't think that would make much of a difference - I would just chill it long enough for it to get cold. I love all the different colors in it. So simple!
It's a good, healthy recipe. There seemed to be a lot of beans though -- maybe add some more tomatoes?
This was just okay. I cut this in half and used only black beans. I also omitted the jalepenos because I was feeding little mouths. It's just a bit bland. It's missing something that I just can't place. It was better mixed with crumbled cornbread. I'd make this again and try to place what this salad needs. It's a good start.
Very good - but I thought 1/2 cup olive oil is too much. 1/4 cup was much better. And because I LOVE lime juice - I used 4 TBSP - and next time I will even use more. I'm also a big fan of fresh corn (in season) - and 3 ears was the perfect amount.
I love this fresh tasting salad. Lots of chopping, but so worth it. I use only 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the juice of one lime, and 2 or 3 roma tomatoes. Serving tonight with bbq ribs!
Wonderful salad! I added an avocado, and halved the amount of oil. I also only let it sit for about 20 minutes (due to poor timing) and it was very tasty.
I can't give it a five only bc I didn't actually follow this recipe but I used it as a guide last night. A great salad for a hot day. I microwaved the corn for about 2 1/2 minutes to bring it to room temp. I also didn't use as much olive oil & used about 6 gloves of fresh garlic, 1 1/2 limes and later I added grounded cumin, cayenne & oregano. I tasted the salad as I went along. I probably ended up using a tablespoon of salt. I also grilled 2 spears of zucchinis & 2 anehiem peppers. I topped the salad with avocado. Yummy!
Great to bring to summer potlucks! It's a nice change from potato or pasta salads. Bright and crisp and healthy. I used fresh corn.
Great salad as is. I made some changes 2nd time - more tomato, avocado chopped & 1/2 t. cumin & minced garlic. Very good either way!!
I certainly support the other reviewers who gave this 5 stars. I scaled it up to 42 servigs and served it in large mex buffet and they loved it. The only thing I would recommend is that if you go with a large quantity be careful with the dressing - it's a little tangy and you might want to add half and see how you like it before you put the rest on. We did that and kept checking it and then ended up adding in increments until we had put it all on anyway. Turned out great and the tang of the dressing is needed to spruce up the beans. I'd say exact proportions of the various beans are optional and you can add as much of any bean you want.
Sorry, but this is not our favorite. I used the recipe as written and it was very bland. Not sure that I will try it again.
Very Yummy! Next time I will use more jalapenos. I used jarred and not fresh, that may have made the difference. But even after 6 tspns I still didn't find it had enough of a kick. Otherwise, very tasty
Yummy! Of course I love chickpeas and black beans, they are so good and good for you. I did change one thing, I halved the olive oil. 1/2 cup just seemed heavy for me, and I don't personally like heavy dressings or much oil on my salads. Other than that I followed the receipe as written and I thought was great. I served it with corn tortilla chips on the side and both disappeared.
This was a wonderful salad. Fresh and light for summer. I added avocado, extra cilantro from my garden, and next time will add more heat with an additional hot peppers.
This recipe was okay, it was a little bland and needed more flavor. We added in avocado and green + red pepper. It's a good base and will probably play with it some before moving on....
I just tried this recipe because I needed something quick to go with the chili and Mexican Cornbread I was preparing for my family's Sunday afternoon get together. It was such a hit that now they all clamor for it on a regular basis. Perfect blend of flavors and so refreshing.
Followed the recipe as is and it was delicious. Even better as leftovers.
I made this salad with black beans and red kidney bean and it had a nice contrast as well as tasting very good but I did notice the flavors do develop over a day or so, will be making this again....Thanks and Happy Cooking!
I made this for a Cinco de Mayo party last week. It was very easy to make (the night before). I can't give personal testimonial as to how good it was, because my guests devoured it before I got to have a taste... So 4 stars because of the compliments I got (may have been 5 stars if I had had some...). Thanks for the recipe!!!
Added some hot sauce to spice it up a bit
I doubled the recipe because I was feeding a large group. The dressing did not complement the salad. It seemed to be missing something. The flavor was just ok, but not great.
Followed the recipe exactly, turned out pretty good.
Pretty good recipe. Served it for a small gathering. The next day I added salt & brown rice - made a nice lunch.
Will make again. Rating 4 stars because I modified slightly. I did not add jalapenos or green pepper or tomato - instead I used a can of Rotel w/chilies. Did not use corn because I didn't have any. And omitted the honey as I didn't think my family would want the sweetness. Very good - there were no leftovers.
Used pinto instead of garbanzo. Added 2 tsp cumin. Used only 1/4 C olive oil
Delicious, I followed the recipe exactly and it was so good.
We love this easy to make salad! I bring it to every work or family function and have to give other the recipe before I can leave. The last time we added just a little red wine vinegar for a nice change.
This is a very tasteful and filling recipe. The only changes I made were reducing the amount of corn by 1 can and adding an extra can of black beans. I will be making this again, it was so delicious.
Nice basic recipe, but a bit on the sweet/bland side. More lime juice, less olive oil (about 1/4 to 1/4 C of each). Made the dressing in a small bowl, but kicked it up with a clove of finely minced garlic, a big pinch of cumin, some fresh minced oregano, s & p to taste, and no sweetening. Then added the dressing to the salad and tossed, tasted for seasonings, and tossed again. Used red onion for taste and color.
I enjoyed it okay, my family did not. I did think it could use more flavor in some way, but not sure how. Maybe some sort of Mexican type spice and definitely more lemon/lime juices.
We loved this (esp. Hub). Didn't use honey, as we're not fans of sweet. We added chicken, Cuz wanted to make a main dish. I love to cook chicken, and then use leftovers. We even dice and freeze, which I used. The different flavors that came through in this were great. Will make again, and highly recommend. Thanks for sharing!
This was such a hit at my Cinco de Mayo party, I didn't even get to taste it. But from what I hear, it was delicious. Thanks for the great, easy recipe. I'll need to put some aside for myself next time.
I will adjust the seasonings down a bit the next time I make it but this is a keeper.
Really loved this recipe. Its so nice and fresh tasting. Compliments most mexican food well because its not heavy. Will definitely make again.
I've made this recipe about five times now--always as-is, with no adjustments! It's the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It's so flavorful and colorful too. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a simple dish to make!