Southwestern Corn & Black Bean Salad

February/March 2006, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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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.

"I don't have pine nuts. Can I substitute another nut? "
Southwestern Corn & Black Bean Salad

23 Reviews for Southwestern Corn & Black Bean Salad

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!

Easy, tasty, refreshing
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.

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!


I don't have pine nuts. Can I substitute another nut?

Comments (2)


miss.spellman wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I couldn't find pine nuts either. I used roasted salted pepitas I found at the supermarket, and just omitted the added salt from the recipe to compensate. It was really tasty!

randerson wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

I use hemp seeds. My organic grocer recommended them as replacements since they're cheaper, healthier and are grown locally. They have a similar taste and consistency, even if they are smaller.


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.


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