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Sunday, September 22, 2019

This make-ahead black bean and corn salad is a actual crowd-pleaser. Bonus: it doubles as a dip!

  • 2 ears recent corn
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed recent chopped cilantro (plus a little of extra for garnish, if desired)
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons recent lime juice, from 1-2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 big garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (2 peppers, now not 2 cans; use smaller peppers and in the event that they're all large, use in basic terms 1-1/2)

  • Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil. Add the corn, cover, and switch the warmth down to low. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the corn from the water and permit cool.
  • Meanwhile, location the chopped red onions in a small bowl and conceal with water. Let sit about ten minutes, then drain fully in a sieve and set aside.
  • Place the beans in a sieve; run underneath chilly water to rinse well. Let drain fully and set aside.
  • Holding the cooled corn upright in a big bowl, cut the kernels off the cob in strips. Add the beans, red onion, red bell pepper and cilantro.
  • Make the dressing via combining all the meals in a blender or mini meals processor; activity till smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Cover and refrigerate for no less than 1 hour or, preferably, overnight.
  • Right earlier than serving, slice the avocado in half. Remove the pit; utilizing a butter knife, cut a grid in every half. Holding the avocado halves over the salad, use a spoon to scoop out the diced flesh. Toss the salad gently, then style and modify seasoning if crucial (I typically upload a squeeze of recent lime to freshen it up). Garnish with a little bit of recent chopped cilantro if desired. Serve cold.

  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Serving size:approximately 1 cup
  • Calories:357
  • Fat:20 g
  • Saturated fat:2 g
  • Carbohydrates:40 g
  • Sugar:12 g
  • Fiber:11 g
  • Protein:9 g
  • Sodium:306 mg
  • Cholesterol:0 mg 

Perhaps the finest praise this salad ever acquired was from one in every of my readers, who confessed to me, “I’m having an affair with this salad…please don’t inform anyone.” Another reader informed me that she made this salad for a party, and later discovered one in every of her friends in her study, printing out copies of the recipe to hand out. It’s in basic terms 1 in every of these crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everybody loves. Whether I serve it with grilled fowl or as a dip with tortilla chips (highly recommend!), the bowl is at all times empty and the plates are at all times full.

This recipe is same to my standard Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Lime Vinaigrette. The difference is that this model is dressed in a smoky and candy chipotle-honey vinaigrette, same to the salad dressing served at Chipotle. I assume you may love equally variations!

ingredients for black bean and corn salad
In addition to the basics, the recipe calls for canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. These are small peppers (usually red jalapeƱos) that were dried and smoked that come in a spicy, smoky tomato sauce. I love their taste and am at all times seeking methods to contain them into recipes (see these fish tacos and these quesadillas).

You can discover them within the Latin part of most supermarkets. Once you open a can, you possibly can move any final peppers to a plastic container and shop within the refrigerator for no less than a month. You too can freeze them.

boiling corn and reducing kernels off the cob
Begin via cooking the corn. Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil. Add the corn and simmer, covered, for about ten minutes, then cut the kernels off the cob. Next, chop the red onions, soak them in chilly water for about ten minutes, then drain; this takes the sharp uncooked onion style away. (If you’re a uncooked onion lover, really experience loose to skip this step.)

soaking and draining the red onions

Rinse and drain the black beans.

rinsing and draining the black beans

Then make the dressing. Simply combine all the meals in a mini meals processor or blender and activity till smooth.

making the chipotle dressing in mini meals processor

Combine all the salad meals in a big bowl and pour the dressing over top.

adding dressing to all the ingredients

Toss and refrigerate for no less than one hour or, preferably, overnight. The salad tastes infinitely higher cold, incredibly as soon as the flavors have a threat to marry and the vegetables take in a few of the dressing.

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