Black Bean Salad

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, I love coming up with salads with fresh ingredients that are easily transported to outdoor tables as well as outdoor events.  Here is a salad that is simple to make ahead and keeps for several days.

Three cans black beans, rinsed

1/2 green bell pepper chopped

1/2 red bell pepper chopped

fresh corn from two cooked cobs – cut off

1/2 medium sized sweet onion – chopped

small bunch of fresh cilantro, rinsed well and finely chopped

1 medium clove garlic – crushed

juice from 3 limes

1/3 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and allow to ‘marinate’ for a few hours to blend flavors.  Serve chilled.