Charred Corn and Mexican Bean Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 10 min 4
Charred Corn and Mexican Bean Salad
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3 large ear(s) Sweet white corn
1 can (15oz) Black beans, canned (drained and rinsed)
1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (drained and rinsed)
1/2 can(s) (15 oz) Red kidney beans, canned, drained (drained and rinsed)
2 cup Green/yellow string beans, raw
1/2 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
1/2 medium Red onion (diced)
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (diced)
1 medium pepper(s) Jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced, optional)
155 ml Extra virgin olive oil (1/2 cup and a tbsp)
3 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh)
1 whole lime(s) Lime peel (zest)
2 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Paprika, smoked (optional)
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Coconut sugar
1 dash Hot pepper (chili) flakes (or 1/2 tsp chipotle paste)
2 tbsp Rice vinegar
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper


Trim and chop green beans. Blanche by cooking in boiling water 5 minutes then throwing in an ice bath.

Remove cob of corn from husk. Brush with 1 tbsp olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat for 5 – 10 minutes, turning as they char. Remove from grill and let cool. Once cool slice corn on the cob with a sharp knife.
For the dressing, combine corn, beans, cilantro, onion, pepper and jalapeno in a large bowl.

For the dressing, combine 1/2 cup oil, lime juice and zest, chili powder, paprika sea salt, sugar, chili flakes and vinegar.

Pour dressing onto salad and mix well. Season with more salt if needed. Place in fridge to marinate for at LEAST a few hours. Stir every so often. This is tastiest the next day, or even day two.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 744
Calories from fat 367
Calories from saturated fat 51
Total Fat 41 g
Saturated Fat 5.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 26.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 1708 mg
Potassium 1146 mg
Total Carbohydrate 83 g
Dietary Fiber 23.6 g
Sugars 14.3 g
Protein 22.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Meat Alternative 1.6
Vegetables 5.0

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