Southwestern Black Bean Salad

June 21, 2011

Author Notes: Black Bean and Jicima Salad is one of my favorite warm weather accompaniments to serve. It can be set out on an appetizer spread along with tortilla chips, or served alongside the main course as a salad. Its bright colors always make for a spectacular presentation, and combination of flavors always has my guests asking for the recipe. You can adjust the spice level to your liking by increasing or decreasing the amount of jalapeños in the recipe. Because there is no dairy in this dish it travels well and can be set out at room temp. for longer periods of time.hollyb

Serves: 16


  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 jalepeno peppers, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground corriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 15 oz. cans, black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn (thawed)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup jicima, diced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
In This Recipe


  1. Combine the vinegar, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno peppers, cumin, coriander and salt in small mixing bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. Combine the beans, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, jicama, green onions, and cilantro in large mixing bowl and mix well. Pour the reserved mixture over and toss to coat. Chill for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.

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