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.