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Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans & Rice


From EatingWell:  July/August 1997

Southwestern flavors star in this potluck-perfect salad.

4 main-dish or 6 side-dish servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour



  1. Cook rice in a large pot of boiling salted water, until al dente, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain and rinse. Place in a large bowl, toss with beans and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill corn, onions and bell pepper, turning frequently, until tender and charred, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Cut kernels from cobs (see Tip) and add to reserved rice and beans. Dice the bell pepper and half the onions; add to the rice mixture. Place the remaining onions in a mixing bowl. Peel and dice avocado; add half to rice mixture and half to the bowl with sliced onions.
  5. Whisk salsa, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, oil and cumin in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Toss 3 tablespoons of the salsa mixture with sliced onions and avocado. Toss the rest with rice mixture.
  6. Spoon rice mixture onto a serving dish and top with onion-avocado mixture. Serve with chips, if desired.


Per serving : 421 Calories; 11 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 72 g Carbohydrates; 13 g Protein; 12 g Fiber; 275 mg Sodium; 779 mg Potassium

4 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 4 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 very lean meat, 2 fat

Tips & Notes