Recipe: Easy Southwest Salad


salad of corn, beans and tomatoes on bed of quinoa in square bowl

I’ve been making this salad ever since eating something similar at a potluck a decade ago. Since preparation consists mostly of opening cans and bottles, it’s probably my fastest go-to recipe. Simple, quick, and delicious!

Recipe: Easy Black Bean Salad

Open a few cans and have a delicious corn-and-bean salad ready in minutes. Wonderful as an easy side dish, but also great as the basis of a quick meal by serving on top of cooked quinoa (pictured) or wrapped in a burrito with a little cheese and heated.

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 2 15-oz. cans whole corn kernels, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tomatillo salsa
  • 1 fresh tomato, medium, seeded and diced
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Eat!

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