Grilled Corn & Bean Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 15 min 12
Grilled Corn & Bean Salad
Health Highlights
Classic salad that also makes a great taco filling!


4 medium ear(s) Sweet white corn (husk removed, grilled)
1 can (15oz) Black beans, canned (rinsed and drained)
1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, low sodium (rinsed and drained)
1 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped)
1 medium pepper(s) Green bell pepper (chopped)
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (chopped)
1/2 medium Red onion (chopped)
1/2 pepper(s) Red chili pepper (also chile or chilli) (seeded & finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Sea salt, fine
1/2 tsp Black pepper (freshly ground)
1/2 cup Lime juice (fresh) (for dressing)
1 tbsp unpacked Brown sugar (for dressing, or coconut sugar)
1/2 tsp Sea salt, fine (for dressing or to taste)
1 tsp Red wine vinegar (for dressing)
1 tsp Cumin (for dressing)
1 dash Chili powder (for dressing)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced, for dressing)
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
1 tsp Hot sauce (or to taste, for dressing)


  1.  Preheat a grill on high for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-high and grill the corn, with the cover closed and turning occasionally, until some kernels are black for about 12 minutes. Remove and allow the corn to cool slightly.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut off the kernels into a very large, deep serving bowl (hold the narrow end of the cob, point the other end into the bowl and cut downward, so that flying kernels are trapped by the bowl itself).
  3. Add black beans, chickpeas, cilantro, green and red bell peppers, onions, chile peppers, salt and pepper to the bowl and toss.
  4. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients: lime juice, sugar, salt, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, garlic and olive oil in a small bowl. Season to taste with hot sauce.  
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to thoroughly coat. Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes, toss again and serve.


Quick Tips

  • The salad can be made in advance and stored covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutritional Highlights

  • Cilantro is an amazing herb that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has also been studied in helping the liver detoxify heavy metals.
  • Black Beans are high in fiber which may help to lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease. Beans also help in blood sugar management.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 150
Calories from fat 57
Calories from saturated fat 7.8
Total Fat 6.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.6 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 355 mg
Potassium 326 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.7 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 5.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 1.4

Energy sources