Wednesday 9 July 2014

Roasted Corn, Tomato and Black Bean Salad

Let's get corny!  Summertime to us means lots of good eats using fresh produce to go along with our grilled foods. I know it’s the way many all over the world eat but, because Wee Bear and I mostly live in the sun, we grill nearly year round. There is nothing better than a salad made with garden fresh tomatoes and when you add roasted corn, you boost flavor, and with a can of black beans from the pantry you add more texture, taste and protein. The trio brightens together with the help from the seasoned vinegar bath mixed with the delight of red onions and peppers.

The ingredients are simple and it went well when we dined on  Grilled marinated Flank Steak Marinated a week ago. Enjoy!

Roasted Corn, Tomato and Black Bean Salad
8 servings

3 ears corn, husks removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 -15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
8-10 cherry tomatoes cut in half

Preheat the grill to medium.

Grill the corn until lightly charred, about 2 minutes, turning frequently. Transfer the corn to a cutting board and using a sharp knife, slice the kernels from the cob. Set aside. 

 Put the Red  pepper, tomatoes, beans, red onion and corn in a bowl. Stir in the garlic. Whisk vinegar and olive oil together and add to the salad. Season with salt and pepper. Serve cold. 

This salad kept perfectly in the refrigerator for 24 hours, I cannot vouch for much past that, as there wasn't any left!! 

It is the perfect Summer dish, to eat al fresco and take to a picnic, BBQ or a potluck....or pack it up and eat it at your desk at work! It doesn't require heat in the kitchen and takes no time at all to whip it up! Also, feel free to grill your corn a day ahead if you would like!

Wee Bear and I are back from our month in Dubai and Africa. We lived our dream and it could not have gone any better. The Singita lodges that we stayed at in the African bush were just voted best in all Africa, and I can vouch for that. There was nothing to want for!

Victoria Falls!



  1. Hi JJ! I just wanted to thank you for continuing to post delicious recipes and blips into your life. You do just the right amount of personal us a glimpse, but not boring us. I made this recipe Saturday for a family reunion, I tripled it!! Everyone was raving, it was completely gone! I gave everyone your web address. Thank you again, my ]husband and I love your blog! Sue A of Ontario

  2. I made this this weekend and my family loved it . So yummy! Fran


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