Here's a great make-ahead dinner--and leftovers are welcome for lunch the next day. If you make it ahead, don't add the salt and pepper until just before serving. That way, the salt won't render the vegetables soggy and the pepper won't lose its bite. Make It a Meal: Scoop up this salad with warm corn tortillas. Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add corn, cover and cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut the kernels from the cobs using a sharp knife.

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  • Meanwhile, place pine nuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

  • Whisk lime juice, oil, cilantro, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the corn, pine nuts, beans, cabbage, tomato and onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Tip: Convenient preshredded cabbage can be purchased, in bags, in the produce section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 480 mg sodium. 1112 mg potassium; 57.5 g carbohydrates; 14.5 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 16 g protein; 1175 IU vitamin a iu; 46 mg vitamin c; 165 mcg folate; 104 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 73 mg magnesium;

Reviews (22)

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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
Very Tasty This made a great make ahead salad. I substituted regular cole slaw mix for the red cabbage. The salad is very refreshing. Didn't have quite enough dressing on the serving so I poured on a little Italian Dressing. I will try adding the cumin and jalapeno next time. Pros: East to prepare Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2014
Loved it! Super quick and easy to assemble. I added a teensy bit more salt and lime juice to taste. A little bit of cumin made this spectacular! Didn't have the red cabbage but broccoli slaw worked well in its place. Good side dish! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2013
Excellent salad This salad is amazing!! Everyone who eats it loves it. I actually hate cilantro so I substitute basil oregano and chili powder and I also add sweet peppers...It keeps for several days and tastes just as good after a few days. Pros: Easy versatile delicious Cons: Can't think of any Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2013
Needs More Spice to be Southwestern! I find that food magazines tend to avoid spiciness to avoid offending some palates but Southwestern cooking really requires a little more excitement. Also in cooking lower fat foods the cook needs to focus on flavor which means adding herbs and spices to taste. Pros: All the ingredients are lovely together. Cons: I added ground cumin and chipotle powder to give a little more zip. Green cabbage works as well. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2013
Wonderful Meal This meal was great! We substituted sunflower seeds and I added a bit more salt and I think next time I will add the cumin and maybe jalapeno as others suggested. Me and my husband LOVED this and that is hard to find.:) Pros: Refreshing Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2012
Excellent Make Ahead Lunch To keep me from eating fast food during the week Sunday's are always my day to prepare lunch for the week ahead. I searched for something new to try this week and I decided on this lovely little dish. I'm glad I did! I stuffed this salad into pita pockets and it is delicious! Makes enough for all week. Easy ingredients easy to toss together. I substituted frozen corn and it is perfect! Pros: Easy tasty refreshing Cons: None Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Wow I thought this was great! The salad has a lot of really good flavors. I added 2 fresh jalapenos and did not add the dressing until the salad was on my plate. This makes a lot. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Its great receipe...Iliked it lot.. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Great with a little extra canned tomatoes for a salsa. Disappears quickly at a party. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Wonderful. So good so easy so delicious. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Excellent it has great flavor. The teens in my house gobbled it up. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I've made this numerous times! Everyone loves it! Proved to be a great appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Quick and delicious. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I have made this many times since first receiving it from my daughter-in-law. It is just great!!!!!Even better the second day.I am a widow and live alone so it it is so easy to have for more than one meal. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Enjoy it in the winter by using a half cup or two thirds of a cup of freeze dried corn. (Not dried corn but actual freeze dried corn. You can find it where back pack foods are sold in bulk as well as Honeyville Farms out of Utah is a great source for wonderful freeze dried fruits and veggies. So far no tomatoes though.) But I add the corn to the skillet with the pine nuts and canned jalapenos chopped and a dash of lime juice and olive oil or safron oil. Sometimes a tablespoon or two of water and I substitute a lot of the time raw sunflower seeds for the pine nuts too. In the end make it the rest of the way pulling it all together in a large bowl and serve taco chips with it on the side. But we like this as a camping food and thinking ahead of time it's pretty easy to bring the ingredients along. Lots of variations with this one just think outside of the box and what your taste buds are searching for. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Sounds yummy can't wait to try it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I thought it was pretty good. Just be sure to rinse and drain the black beans thoroughly or your salad will look unappetizingly black.:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This salad is as beautiful as it is delicious. We have learned to squeeze the lime juice over it just before we dig in for extra zing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious! I did add ground cumin and a little more salt. The cumin works well with the roasted pine nuts. Great for lunch the next day. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I don't have pine nuts. Can I substitute another nut? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent quick healthy meal I thought this was great. Even my husband enjoyed it though this is not the type of food he usually likes (in his words when he first saw it he thought he'd spit it out but instead he ate a whole bowl). I served it with homemade flour tortillas and an extra squeeze of lime. Yum! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Healthy and tasty Followed recipe except cooked dried beans and substitute raw sunflower seeds for the pine nuts. Served w/tortilla chips for a fun meal. Read More