easy summer saladIt’s that time of year when it’s so hot outside all you want to eat is light refreshing food. Here is a simple bean veggie salad that is very tasty and colorful. It can be a main or side dish whatever you prefer. It’s easy to make. Just mix together all the ingredients and add the cilantro lime dressing (as much as you desire). Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob (about 2 cups)
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots, from one medium shallot
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (or more if you want)
  • 1 teaspoon zest and 6 tablespoons juice from 5 to 6 limes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Hass avocados, chopped

How to make the cilantro lime dressing: 

  • 4 Juicy Limes (Should yield about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard

- See more at: http://www.simpleawesomecooking.com/2013/05/cilantro-lime-salad-dressing.html