10 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

This southwestern-accented recipe combines canned beans with sweet summer corn and red bell peppers for a colorful side dish.

How to Make It

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add green beans and corn to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer green bean mixture to a large bowl. Add bell pepper and next 5 ingredients (through black beans) to bowl; toss well. Combine juice, vinegar, and next 7 ingredients (through red pepper) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add juice mixture to bean mixture; toss well. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Gently stir in tomato and avocado. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Great summer salad

July 22, 2015
We make this often.  I tend to brown the corn and beans a bit more than the recipe calls for.  One of these days I'll try to do it on the grill in our saute basket.  Anyway, this makes plenty to feed a crowd.  Great to take to a BBQ or dinner party.

nwillis's Review

October 02, 2012
My family loved this recipe. My husband finished dinner and immediately got a container to put a serving in the refrigerator for lunch. The major change I made was to use french beans (haricot vert) which seem more grown-up to us. It was incredible. I also used Full Circle organic beans which have less sodium than other canned beans. Because we like a little more zing in New Orleans, I added a whole, large jalapeno instead of 1 tablespoon.

maureeneernst's Review

August 13, 2011
This salad was very good. I made it without the green beans, because I am a grown-up who doesn't like green beans. Otherwise, I followed recipe exactly. Both my husband and I loved it. Served it with Ancho Pork Medalions (CL, August 2010). Very good together. Similar flavors but with enough differences to compliment. Will definately make both recipes again. The only drawback is that it makes so much we will be eating it all week. At least we really liked it!

pelegfn's Review

August 13, 2011
I have made this on several occasions. I use whole grape tomatoes and leave the avocado on the side so the dish will last several days. This is great for potlucks or big family dinners as it makes a very large salad. I love the crunch of the green beans combined with the corn and other flavors.

MagEbeth's Review

June 10, 2011
This is delicious; I got so many compliments on it. I'd up the corn, I didn't think that flavor came through enough.

LilySueB's Review

September 22, 2010
This is one of my favorite salads! I've made it a few times over the years. I only wish it didn't have so many ingredients or seemed so expensive. It is definitely worth it on occasion, however. It's got a lot of flavor, and I love crunchiness in my vegetables like the beans bring in this recipe. I use frozen corn kernels, and they work just fine. It's a great vibrant side dish if you wish to impress some lunch or dinner guests.

foodieforpeace's Review

September 05, 2010
We are all over this recipe. Made it for a Labor Day lunch with family.Used green onion instead of red, eliminated the jalapeno, avocado and cilantro. Sauteed the green beans and corn 5 minutes or so and they were still al dente. Maybe a touch more salt would be nice but the recipe is amazing. Will take the hint and try zucchini sometime.

teacooking's Review

August 18, 2009
Delicious room temp salad to serve with anything spicy! I omitted the avocado, jalapeno, cilantro, tomatoes, and green beans, substituting zucchini and parsley - basically using what I had in the kitchen. I will definitely make it again.

carlybarley7's Review

March 31, 2009
Very Good!! I made it without the green beans and just toasted drained unsalted canned corn instead of using fresh, but it tasted wonderful! If you have ever made Texas Caviar or New Years Caviar/Dip (black eyed peas) the taste is similar. The prep (mincing vegetables) is a little tedious, but well worth it and all the other steps are simple! I served it with healthy au gratin potatoes and Citrus Chicken. It would be a great potluck dish or summer picnic side as other people have said. Also, I only used half the amount of avocado and tomato and left them out as toppings since we wouldn't finish the whole bowl at a family meal.

bostonsmaman's Review

January 16, 2009
Fantastic, cooling salad! Made it with just black beans and green beans, and it was even better the next day. Thought the green beans should have been either blanched or cooked longer, but the varying textures and bright acidity in the salad married well. I can't wait to make this with in-season produce in the summer.