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Black Bean Corn Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing

April 30, 2015 (Last Updated: May 27, 2020)

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Spice up your meals with this Black Bean and Corn Salad! This refreshing salad has a cilantro lime dressing with a touch of jalapeno!

Black Bean and Corn Salad in a blue and white bowl.

This Black Bean Corn Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing is so easy to make and it is soooooo delicious.  It is packed full of veggies and has just a pinch of heat from the jalapenos.

You can adjust the heat to your  liking  just by adjusting the amount of jalapeno…you could even eliminate it all together, although it does add a great taste.

My son,  took third helpings of this at dinner the other night and each time he said, “This is so good!”  Even without the words I could tell he loved it.  He just kept eating it!  The other kids loved it too, but they only had second helpings, not thirds!

Fresh lime zest with a rasp grater.

One of the great things about this salad is it can be thrown together with items you probably already have on hand.  It was super easy to toss everything together and if there were actually any leftovers, it would have made great leftovers!

Note:  When handling jalapenos remember that the spicy oils can remain on your hands, even after washing.  Try not to rub your eyes or you will instantly feel the burn!  Many people use gloves while handling jalapenos or other hot peppers to avoid this.

This southwest black bean salad is a perfect side dish to Beer Can Chicken, BBQ Chicken or Grilled Flank Steak.

Black Bean and Corn Salad with a Jalapeno Lime Dressing on a white plate.

This is a perfect recipe for using dried black beans made in an Instant Pot.  You could also used canned black beans.

Other Recipes with Black Beans:

A bowl filled with black beans and corn with lime zest.

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Black bean and corn salad with a jalpeno lime dressing.

Black Bean Corn Salad with Jalapeno Lime Dressing

Quick and Easy Salad with black beans and corn
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 people
Calories 129 kcal


  • 2 Cups Frozen Corn Kernels
  • 1 Can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 bunch green onions (sliced or 1/2 red onion diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • Lime zest from one lime
  • Lime juice from one lime
  • 1 Tablespoon minced jalapeno.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Place corn through green onions in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, lime zest, lime juice and jalapeno.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix dressing into salad bowl.
  • Stir gently.
  • Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.


Can add additional jalapeno if you like it spicier!


Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 16.9mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword black bean and corn salad, Black bean salad
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    July 29, 2015 at 7:26 am

    This was a huge hit at my last barbecue! It is refreshing and tasty and will be a staple for all my outdoor, warm weather get togethers. Can’t wait to bring it to my Jamaican reunion!

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      July 29, 2015 at 7:35 am

      I’m so glad you loved it! It is a staple for us during the summer time too! Have fun at your reunion.

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    Monalisa's Perfect Weight
    May 14, 2015 at 7:53 am

    4 stars
    Wow looks so yummy, should try these on Sat, i hope i nail it. thanks for the recipes 🙂

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      May 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Let me know how it turns out!

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        Monalisa's Perfect Weight
        May 18, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        5 stars
        The turn out was really great.. thanks <3.. bookmarked your website.. my favorite food blog

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    May 5, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I love black beans…and corn.. and Jalapeño 🙂 This salad looks and sounds terrific, especially with the jalapeno lime dressing! Yummmmm! So perfect for today, Cinco de Mayo! I’m already heading to the kitchen to whip some of this together to snack on! Thanks for sharing, Kathy! Cheers!

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      May 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      The jalapeno lime dressing is perfect!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    May 1, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    This looks so fresh and delicious, Kathy! And very festive for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday! How are the baby chickens and pigs doing?

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