Zesty Bean Medley Salad with Lime-Cumin Dressing


For the Salad:

  • 1 can (15 oz) mixed beans (such as kidney beans, black beans, and chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)

For the Lime-Cumin Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Salad:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mixed beans, corn kernels, diced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and finely chopped red onion.
  2. Make the Lime-Cumin Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  3. Dress the Salad:
    • Pour the lime-cumin dressing over the mixed bean salad in the bowl.
  4. Toss to Combine:
    • Gently toss the salad until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  5. Serve:
    • Transfer the mixed bean salad to a serving dish or individual plates.
    • Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired.
    • Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Enjoy this vibrant and flavorful mixed bean salad with bell peppers, corn, and a zesty lime-cumin dressing as a delicious and nutritious side dish or light meal!

Benefits of this Recipe:
  1. Nutrient-Rich: Packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals from beans and vegetables.
  2. Vibrant Flavor: The zesty lime-cumin dressing adds a burst of flavor to the salad, making it irresistibly delicious.
  3. Versatile: Enjoy as a standalone dish, a side salad, or a topping for tacos, wraps, or buddha bowls.
  4. Easy Preparation: Simple and quick to assemble, perfect for busy days or gatherings.

Nutritive Value (Per Serving – Estimated):

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Vitamin A: 20% DV
  • Vitamin C: 100% DV
  • Calcium: 4% DV
  • Iron: 10% DV

Indulge in the wholesome goodness of this nutritious salad, brimming with colorful veggies and dressed in a flavorful lime-cumin dressing.

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