Black Bean Salad (or Salsa)

Updated:Apr 17,2014

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad (or Salsa)


6 servings

About $0.84 per serving

1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained
1 15-ounce can no-salt added or low-sodium kernel corn, drained or ¾ cup frozen corn, thawed
1 medium red bell pepper or 1 tomato diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic from jar
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lime

Toss all together, chill at least one hour.

TIP: Serve this as a side salad to a meal or warm in microwave and use as a filling for tacos!

Per serving:

Calories 142
Total Fat2.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium11 mg
Carbohydrates26 g
Fiber5 g
Sugars6 g
Protein6 g

Dietary Exchanges:  1  1/2 starch,  1/2 fat

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Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit


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