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Skinny Mexican Bean and Corn Salad
  • prep: 5 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 5 min
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  • Summary

    This is such an fast and easy salad to make and it's loaded with flavor and textures galore. Two kinds of beans, juicy corn and tomatoes, crisp peppers, and green onions are tossed in a lime-chili-cumin vinaigrette that's perfectly light. Great for summertime potlucks, picnics, lunch, or a meatless dinner. It's healthy, loaded with fiber and protein, naturally gluten-free and vegetarian and vegan if you omit the cheese. I'm all for skinny, bikini-friendly salads especially this time of year.

    Ingredients

    • one 15.25-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I used no-salt added)
    • one 15.25-ounce can dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed (I used 50% reduced sodium)
    • one 15.25-ounce can corn, drained and rinsed (I used no-salt added; fresh or frozen corn may be substituted)
    • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved if desired
    • 3/4 cup red bell peppers, diced small
    • 3/4 cup queso fresco, diced small (another cheese may be substituted)
    • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced into thin rounds
    • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely minced, or to taste
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 to 2 tablespoon agave or honey
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon cumin, or to taste
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 87 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 7 g 10.8%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 5.04%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 241 mg 10.04%
    • Calcium: 4 mg 0.43%
    • Potassium: 23 mg 0.67%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.31%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.2%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.04%
    • Vitamin C 1.64%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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