This black bean salad, aka "Texas Caviar" is great on tortilla chips or on its own as a quick and easy side dish. Be sure to rinse the beans well if you want to keep it looking pretty.
* For gluten-free diners, double check your cans of black beans and corn for gluten sources. Trader Joe's and Amy's black beans are gluten-free for sure, as are Del Monte cans of whole-kernel corn. For the dressing, you can opt to make your own vinaigrette or purchase a bottle of gluten-free dressing. Annie's Naturals, Ken's Steakhouse, Newman's Own, and Wishbone all make gluten-free Italian dressings.
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
8 green onions, chopped
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1 green bell pepper, choppedDIRECTIONS
1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing (more or less to suit your tastes)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1. In a large bowl, combine the black beans, corn, green onions, jalapeno peppers, bell pepper, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, and Italian dressing. Season with garlic powder. Toss, and chill until serving.