Black Bean and Corn Southwestern Salad
I like a little bit of everything in my salad, and now that corn is officially in season, I needed a salad recipe to make use of its sweet summer deliciousness. So I just started adding stuff that fit a southwestern theme and added the black beans and quinoa for substance. The avocado or guacamole add to the richness as well. Behold, a hearty summer salad with enough substance to call a meal!
- Place lettuce, bell pepper pieces, and cilantro in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with oil and vinegar; toss until thorougly coated.
- Mix beans, rice/quinoa, and onion in a microwave safe bowl. Heat, covered, for a minute or two in microwave, just until warm.
- Toss all in ingredients, but avocado, in large salad bowl until thoroughly mixed.
- Salt and pepper to taste. Top with diced avocado, guacamole or your favorite salsa/dressing.