I’ve been making different types of corn and bean salad for years (usually my own concoctions). I came across this particular recipe recently and thought I’d give it a try. It’s quick, easy and very tasty. Based on what I had on hand, I substituted 1 chopped canned chipotle pepper for the jalapeno and used pinto beans instead of Great Northern beans. Kidney beans would work well, too, or you can just use all black beans. I think the recipe makes closer to 6 servings than 8. This salad would also make a good “dip” for tortilla chips (choose a sturdy chip that won’t crumble on contact).
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Two-Bean and Corn Salad
-recipe from epicurious.com
Yield: Makes 8 servings
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 15 1/2-ounce can Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained
1 15 1/2-ounce can black beans, rinsed, drained
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 small jalapeño chilies, seeded, chopped
Whisk oil, vinegar, and cumin in large bowl to blend. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Season salad with salt and pepper. Let stand at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours, tossing occasionally.