I think that everyone has a ‘go-to’ dish that they regularly make for family reunions, church picnics, pot lucks etc. For some it may be a potato salad, or green bean casserole. For others it might be lasagna or cheesecake.
Well, this Fiesta Salad is what I typically bring to any pot luck or family gathering. I have made it for years and it is often expected that I bring my Fiesta Salad.
The Fiesta Salad is amazing. The ingredients provide a nice Mexican flavour and the comination of cilantro and lime juice give the salad a bright fresh taste. I have regularly refused to give out this recipe to anyone who asks.
Many in my family will actually be surprised to see it on my blog. I give this recipe out with one condition; no one in my family can bring it to a family gathering. OK? 🙂
A fresh Mexican style salad made with black beans, corn, peppers, onion, cilantro and lime juice. Brighten up any meal with this incredible salad
- 1 can black beans drained
- 1 can corn drained
- 1 red pepper cored and diced
- 1/2 English cucumber diced
- 1/2 sweet onion diced finely
- 1 jalapeno pepper (optional) cored and diced finely
- 1/3 cup cilantro washed and minced
- 1/3 cup lime juice (2 or 3 limes usually)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
Toss black beans, corn, red pepper, cucumber, onion and cilantro in a large bowl.
In a separate container mix the oil, lime juice, sugar and salt together until the sugar is dissolved.
Pour the dressing on the salad and stir until everything is coated. Let the salad marinate in the fridge for about 1 hour.