June 30, 2009

Sweet Corn, Tomato & Black Bean Salad


A truly wonderful side dish for barbecues and picnicking outings.

Easy to make, refreshingly cool and down right delicious.

Be sure to serve this one with grilled meats, everyone will love it.

Sweet Corn, Tomato & Black Bean Salad

3 tbsp fresh limejuice
1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Whisk together the 1st five ingredients. Add the oil in a stream, whisking until emulsified. Put aside.

1 pound dried black beans, cooked and rinsed
1 1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomato
1/3 cup minced fresh coriander plus coriander sprigs for garnish
1 1/2 cup fresh silver or king corn, or thawed frozen corn kernels
3/4 cup thinly sliced scallions

Combine all of these ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing.
This can be made one day in advance.
Garnish with fresh coriander just before serving.
Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.

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