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Black Bean, Corn and Romaine Salad

We just love southwestern flavours of this summer favorite salad. It is great with anything from hot dogs to grilled steak. You could add some sliced grilled chicken to the salad to make a full meal.
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce
  • several cobs of fresh corn, cooked, cooled and kernels removed.
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 sweet pepper, diced
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup of shredded Monterrey Jack or cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups corn chips
  • 1/2 cup guacamole .. . purchased or Judy's homemade
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or mayo
  • hot sauce to suit your personal taste
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • several tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  1. Layer the lettuce, black beans, corn, cilantro and onion in your salad bowl.
  2. Arrange the cheese, red pepper, and tomatoes on the top.
  3. Make a circle of corn chips around the edge of the bowl.
  4. Combine the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad 
  5. Just before serving toss the salad and the dressing together.


  1. The pictures look yummy! I'd love to have the recipe for it!

  2. Oh yum!!! The photo creates an "I can taste it" look. Thanks for this recipe. I will make it soon. Kathy

  3. My kind of salad! It's salad weather...and I'll be having this day soon.

  4. I'm going to a reunion tomorrow and this will be the perfect thing to take.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. This is on the menu..I know it will be a hit and thanks Lovella for sharing!

  6. It looks so beautiful on the picture with the corn chips around the edge of the bowl, but do you mix the whole thing up before you serve it?

  7. Lorrie. .yes I toss the salad with the corn chips in it. Just don't do this too long before serving ..the chips will eventually get soft.

  8. looks delicious and refreshing! and the best part is i know my hubby will like it too (sans onions, at least!)

  9. This is not just a salad. For me it's a wonderful meal! A meal I can finish off with dessert.

  10. i adore this salad and i haven't even made it yet! looks fantastic!

  11. Sounds great for a day like today in the Northwest! :0)

  12. This was a hit! Someone made this salad from Lovellas' blog as she stated, and brought it to an event tonight and it was my favorite.
    Guess what I'll be making this week.

  13. Looks wonderful! We love black beans here so this recipe will be tried very soon. Thanks so much,

  14. Cutest website ever! I'm making this salad for my bible study group tonight:)


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