Corn and Black Bean Salad by N. N. Light

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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 lime juice, olive oil, honey, hot sauce, cumin, salt and pepper. Whisk until it resembles a dressing.

Pour over vegetables and toss until dressing is coating vegetables. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Fold in cilantro and serve.

Will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a week to ten days.

Note: This recipe is adapted from a recipe MR N found on Epicurious.

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Author Biography:
N. N. Light is the award-winning husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N.

Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

They’re blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.

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