Is the beetroot a new vegetable for you? Or you already like beets? Anyway, you may want to add this recipe to your salad menu.
There are not that many dishes with beets. Meanwhile, beets are very interesting and good in salads, side dishes and pickles.
Zesty Cold beet soup will treat and refresh you in hot summer. Oven-roasted beet-and-pumpkin salad will create a wonderful side dish. A tray with Beet-and-egg canapé (the recipe will follow) will make an original and inexpensive appetizer. A small Beet cake, which I created for my New Year’s table last year, can surprise your guests – it is so good looking and very tasty (the recipe will follow).
Today I am sharing my new beetroot dish – Beetroot salad with corn and black beans. I have already prepared it using black beans, chickpeas, and white beans – all variations turned equally delicious. But black beans, which I tried first in this salad, are still my favorites for the beet-bean combination.
I really like to use grilled corn in this recipe, but boiled frozen is also very good. For an ‘express’ salad canned corn can be used too.
So when you are baking a cake or cooking a stew or lasagna in the oven, don’t forget to add there a foil package with beets for making this salad. May be the Beetroot salad with corn and beans will become your family favorite, as it happened in our family.
This salad is a great dish for vegetarians. It is delicious, and, thanks to the beans and corn, pretty fulfilling and nutritious.
Beetroot Salad with Corn and Black Beans
- 1 large beet, roasted
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion (I used a ‘mandoline’ type grater)
- 1 can (14-15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1½ – 2 cups corn, grilled, boiled or 1 can (14-15 oz), drained
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ cup finely chopped cilantro or parsley
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (or to taste)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to taste (optional)
- Black pepper
Cut the beets into small cubes or use a ‘mandoline’ type greater.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients.
Let it stand for 10-20 minutes so the flavors can develop.
Cook with pleasure and enjoy the world!