Southwest Salad

This salad can be made and chilled a day in advance. In fact, a longer chilling time enhances the wonderful, fresh flavors.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed*
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, seeded plum tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup CRISCO Oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Toss together first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk together oil, fresh lemon juice, and salt; pour over black bean mixture, stirring gently to coat. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Serve salad at room temperature or chilled.
  3. *1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels, cooked, may be substituted.
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