Black Bean Salad

Yield: 8 Servings

2 Cans Black Beans, Drained and Washed

2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Corn

1 Cup Diced Red Bell Peppers

¾ Cup Sliced Scallions, Greens Included

¼ Cup Minced Fresh Cilantro

3 Limes

3 Tablespoons Corn Oil

2 Teaspoons Bravo! Seasoning or

                Tradewinds Seasoning

½ Teaspoon Ground Telicherry Peppercorns

2 Avocados

Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips, Julienned or Crushed

Multi-Colored Crumbled or Julienned Tortilla Chips

Food stylists think about how to create subtle contrasts in a meal. While this recipe is decidedly “Southwest,” we use it often at the farm for the contrast it can bring to other dishes in terms of color, texture, and taste. But aside from this, we love the flavor and freshness it brings to many of our meals.  


Place beans in a large mixing bowl.  Add corn, peppers, scallions, and cilantro; toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.


Whisk together oil, juice from 2 limes, seasoning blend, salt, and pepper. Set aside and allow to stand for 20-30 minutes.


When ready to serve, dice 1 ½ avocoado and toss into the bean mixture. Pour the lime vinaigrette along the inside of the bowl and toss gently to coat the salad. Be careful not to crush or mash the avocados in the process.


Transfer salad to a serving platter. Slice remaining avocado to garnish the top. Sprinkle juice from remaining lime over the sliced avocados, and garnish with tortilla strips or chips.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
Click on images below to learn more about seasonings in this recipe
Tradewinds is a blend of
the complex flavors
characterizing the cuisines of the Caribbean, from Mexico to the outermost islands. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced, this is all you need for  your Jamaican, Cuban, Mexican, and other Caribbean recipes. 
Tradewinds Caribbean Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
Bravo! is a powerful and
complex blend of the flavors
we've grown to love most in
Mexican cuisine. Without being too hot, it creates bold and complex flavors in chili, sauces, rice, and legumes. And for a spicy Mexican flare, use with your chicken, beef, and pork dishes, too! 
Bravo! Southwest Seasoning by MorningStar Kitchen
No Home Chef's kitchen is
complete without Tellicherry
peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorn from MorningStar Kitchen