Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bean and Corn Salad

This is a super simple summer salad great as a side dish or lunch. It would also be prefect for taking to work or road trips. Tasty, healthy and satisfying what's not to love :-)


  • one ear of fresh corn cooked and corn taken off the cob, I just used a sharp knife
  • one can of Northern beans, drained and rinsed 
  • one can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 2 sprigs of fresh oregano finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil finely chopped
  • olive oil, about 2 tablespoon just enough to coat beans
  • 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic 
  • 1/2 a red onion finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a sprinkle of Italian herbs 

  1. simple combine all ingredients and serve
  2. it keeps well in the fridge for a few days 

Has anyone else got a good bean salad recipe?

All is well with us, I can't believe we will meet our little guy this month!, will keep you posted :-)


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  1. I like the recipe. I would add cherry tomatoes but that is because I have about 6 bushes full right now. lol I will try to make this for my family soon.

  2. Looks simple and delicious!!
    Have a wonderful evening!!

  3. Very simple and healthy...I made one with black beans and corn once.

  4. i love how simple plant based salads can be so yummy and nutritious at the same time. effortless to make! yay for #cleaneating :)

  5. Healthy salad. I just had fruits salad for lunch. ;)

  6. Love recipes that are so simple yet healthy!

  7. Thsi salad sounds wonderful indeed. Honey, I don't think it's enough for both of you. You need a bigger bowl! haha...
    Hope you're having a lovely day.
    Blessings, Kristy
    p/s its getting near. So, do take care.

  8. You're so right Rebecca. What's not to love about this.

  9. Easy, quick salad...I have one similar. No lettuce!!!

  10. Great lunchtime salad! Perfect for work :)

  11. I discovered adding corn to my bean salad really makes it tastier for sure. Now you know my secret.

  12. Oh this looks really good! Love all the colors in this recipe.

  13. Love the simplicity of this recipe, looks delicious.

  14. Delicious! Perfect for summer and packed full of flavor...yum!

  15. Simple but very healthy and delicious!

  16. Simplicity at its best ~ I love corn in salads :)
    Us Masala

  17. That's honestly my favorite dish of all time. Once you have beans, corn, and red onion the possibilities are endless and it will always taste amazing!

  18. Love kidney bean salad. This looks great!

  19. I love bean salads. I make a lot of northern white beans or garbanzo bean salads with fresh produce. This is perfect for summer!

  20. Hi Rebecca. This would be PERFECT for summer picnics, and Dennis and I were just saying we need to have some summer meals outside now that it has FINALLY arrived here in Vancouver. Thanks for the great idea.

  21. A delicious salad for sure...healthy as can be!

    I have chills for you guys! #2 ANY DAY NOW! LOVE IT!!!! XO

  22. I have been thinking for a while now to make a salad with beans and somehow it's not happening. This is inspiring me :)

  23. I've never been much of a bean eater, unless it's sweetened adzuki bean paste, which then would be a dessert. I've always been meaning to try making my own bean salad. This looks simple and easy enough! :-)

  24. Delicious simple and flavorful salad!

  25. Love bean salads, like the basil here. I always go mexican-ish and do cilantro/avocado. I made a shrimp ceviche last night with those ingredients.

  26. simple, healthy and flavorful salad..

  27. I have a similar recipe and I love making it for picnics.Looks delicious!

  28. Jenn oh that would be a great addition
    Lisa thanks you too
    Reshmi Mahesh thanks
    Bo :-) clever minds think alike
    Sonia :-)
    Junia knew you would like this one
    yummy bakes great choice
    kankana thanks
    Maris oh me too
    Kristy he he you make me smile thanks for being a good friend
    Sam :-) thanks
    Barbara :-)
    parsley sage thanks
    Rita he he I am a mind reader
    Alicia thanks
    Caitlin thanks
    nutmeg nanny :-)
    Angie thanks
    aipi :-)
    Mary thanks
    Kris you have healthy tastes
    yummychunklet :-)
    claudia so true
    Roz oh hope u like it
    Care i know can't believe it
    kankana u will like it
    Sophia hope u try it :-)
    sutapa thanks
    Lauren sounds lovely
    suman :-)
    Erica great idea

  29. Very nice to add 2 kinds of beans. This is very simple yet very nutritious and lovely looking. I need my kids to get used to simple salad like this. I was thinking that if they eat salad (leafy raw veggies) with any kind of dressing it's okay...but they should get used to simpler salad which they can actually taste individual ingredients. Have a great weekend!

  30. thanks Nami hope you have a fun weekend as well

  31. Simple salads like this make my day. Looks very healthy.

  32. This is my favorite summer salad, I am such a simple girl, with a simple palette:-) I love northern beans the most, I think they are creamy dreamy delicious!
    Hugs, Terra

  33. Love the classic combo of beans and corn, always so delicious!

  34. We are headed to the Common tomorrow evening for a concert and a picnic. This would be a perfect salad to take to that. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

  35. thanks Natasha
    candice oh my pleasure and have a fab evening

  36. Give me this colorful nutritious salad anytime!

  37. Love fresh and simple salads like this, so healthy :)
    Hope you are doing well...I know it's getting close now :)



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