Saturday, July 30, 2016

Black Bean Salad #Recipe @PegCochran

This salad is a perfect addition to a summer meal—it functions as both a starch and a vegetable getting you out of the kitchen faster and back to enjoying the warm weather.  And if it’s hot, there’s no need to turn on the stove with this recipe.

The recipe is quite “loose” in that you can add/remove whatever you do or don’t like!  It goes especially well with grilled fish or meat.

1 15 ½ oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, diced
1 small red onion (or half a large one), diced
1 cup of corn (frozen and defrosted or fresh)
1 red and/or yellow pepper, diced
Juice of two fresh limes  
1/3 cup olive oil
Cilantro, chopped (more or less to taste)

Putting this together is super simple.  Prepare all your ingredients and toss in a large bowl.  Whisk lime juice and olive oil, pour over salad and toss again.  

Beautiful fresh vegetables!

Whisk together dressing

Delicious and healthy! 

Coming September 6!

 A Romantic Times Magazine TOP PICK!

On her blog, The Farmer’s Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom Farm in the small western Michigan town of Lovett.

Working the farm is demanding but peaceful—until that peace is shattered when the minister’s wife is murdered on Shelby’s property during a fund-raiser for a local church. But the manure really hits the fan when Shelby’s good friend veterinarian Kelly Thacker emerges as the prime suspect. Shelby decides to dig in and find the murderer by herself. As more suspects crop up, she’ll have to move fast—before someone else buys the farm. . . .



  1. Pretty and cool and tasty--what more could we ask? Congrats on the Top Pick!

  2. How pretty is that?! Yummy and good for you, too.

    1. It's an easy and delicious way to get in your five fruits and veggies!

  3. I love black beans. This is right up my alley, Peg! Great salad for hot summer days and so colorful!

  4. Super recipe! Thanks so much, Peg. We will love this.



  5. Looks like summer in a bowl. Dont care for black beans so would probably go with kidney beans. Love them

    1. You could definitely sub in kidney beans or great Northerns or cannellini beans!

  6. I'm really looking forward to this new series!

  7. awesome.