This black bean and corn salad is always in my refrigerator during the summer. It is so simple to make and everyone loves it. Plus, it’s healthy for you.
Sometimes, I scoop some on a green salad for a light lunch or dinner. When it’s hot outside I never feel like eating anything heavy. I have also served this with tortilla chips for a barbecue party. And of course this salad is great by itself!
When I took my nutrition class during culinary school, my teacher kept raving about how good beans are for you. It is really true though! It is important to incorporate beans into your diet. They are high in fiber, low in fat, high in protein, and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Oh, and did I mention they are tasty in this salad!
Tip for Storing Herbs:
My mom taught me this trick for storing herbs in water. I thought everyone stored herbs this way until my friend mentioned that her herbs got limp so quickly after storing them in a bag in the refrigerator. I thought I would share this easy trick! I store the jars on the kitchen counter because they are pretty and smell fresh! And it makes for easy snipping. I also change the water after several days when it starts to discolor.