Perfect for summer: Fresh and tasty bean, chickpea, and corn salad

Perfect for summer: Fresh and tasty bean, chickpea, and corn salad

Hey, I can’t be the only one who seems to love vegetables more in the summer, right? I mean, winter rolls around and all I want is bread and chocolate. When the weather warms, however, I crave the freshness and coolness of vegetables (and fruit, too).

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Give me a good salad any day – the more there is in it, the better. A few weeks ago, I needed something to eat that was fast and satisfied that need for a meal that felt refreshing. Thankfully, I had just enough in the kitchen to make one of my go-to summer favourites – a Bean, Chickpea, and Corn Salad with cucumber, red peppers, red onion, and a simple, homemade dressing. 

Perfect for summer: Fresh and tasty bean, chickpea, and corn salad

What’s your favourite salad recipe?


Bean, Chickpea, and Corn Summer Salad

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can corn kernels
  • 1/2 regular sized cucumber, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Salad:

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.

Dressing:

  1. Mix together all ingredients and add to salad bowl. Toss to coat.

Optional: Add avocado for extra flavour and texture.

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