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Corn and Black Bean Salad by N. N. Light

Welcome N. N. Light to the After Work Cook. They have some good things cooking! If you’re anything like us, when the humidity of August hits, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove. In August, there’s so many fresh vegetables in season, it’s easy to incorporate them into cool dinners. No, I don’t mean hip but cool as in temperature. One of our favorites is Mr. N’s Corn and Black Bean salad. It’s easy to make with fresh in-season ingredients and can be used as a side or a main.
Corn and Black Bean Salad
4 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed 1.5 kilo of frozen or fresh corn ½ cup chopped red onion 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/3 cup cilantro 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional but gives great flavor to the salad) 1 teaspoon cumin 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (best you can find) Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, red onion and red bell pepper. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix li…

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