Zesty Black Bean Salad

This delicious dish is filled with fiber, protein, and polyphenols. It makes a perfect side dish or main dish, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Anti Inflammatory Diet Foods

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 can (15-ounce) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob (or 2 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Hass avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • Optional: 1 jalapeno, chopped (for an extra kick!)
For the dressing:
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of pepper


  1. Mix all dressing ingredients together.
  2. Combine the rest of ingredients, except for avocados, in a large serving bowl.
  3. Drizzle with homemade dressing and chill for at least thirty minutes.
  4. When ready to eat, add chopped avocados. Enjoy!

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