This no-cook black bean salad is loaded with fresh ingredients and topped with a sweet and spicy chipotle vinaigrette that takes only a minute to whip up! A healthy and flavorful salad you can pair up as a side with any favorite Mexican dish!
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) corn
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/3 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (may sub Italian seasoning in a pinch)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce – these can be found near the jalapeños in most grocery stores)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
juice of 1 lime
In a large bowl toss all salad ingredients together.
To prepare the dressing, whisk all ingredients until smooth. Pour over salad immediately before serving.