Posts Tagged ‘Summery Bean Salad’


It was a hot summer day and cooking a meal was just not in my program today….I feel I have to make dinner within half an hour…that means setting the table and sitting down on our balcony and enjoying the evening breeze….

 A quick meal for me is a meal that I can put together within 30 minutes… A cold soup or a salad are my choices… The Black Bean Salad came to mind.   I had made that salad a while back in one of my cooking classes…   It is actually nice to revisit my old recipes and maybe change them slightly…

So here it goes….:

Black Bean Salad ….from Maja’s Viennese Kitchen …..re-visited!


Black Bean Salad
1 15-20 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 10 oz. can Mexican Yellow corn, drained
1 diced avocado…optional….the avocado needs to be just slightly soft to the touch!
1/4 c diced red onion…I use spring onions
1/2 of a large red pepper, diced….I use 1..either red or yellow peppers or both
1 tbsp. olive oil
juice of 1 1/2 limes (or to taste)
1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro, or parsley

I use a Balsamic Vinaigrette instead of the olive oil and lime juice.

My Salad Dressing for this Summery Bean Salad

2 packets of Good Seasons Italian Dressing

½ cup of water

½ cup of Balsamic Vinegar

½ cup of olive oil

1 tsp mustard

Place all these ingredients into a bottle or a glass container…and shake it well to mix…..keep refrigerated!

Use as much or as little as you like for this bean salad….I like to have this salad dressing in my refrigerator all the time!


Hope your Summer is going well?!  Before we know it Fall will be upon us and then the Winter…time goes much too quickly….at least for me!


I will be happy if you leave me a message and let me know how you liked this Bean Salad!  I sometime make it several days ahead  and keep it in refrigerator.

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