Zesty Colorful Mexican Bean Salad for Any Occasion











Discover how to whip up this vibrant and zesty Mexican Bean Salad in just 45 minutes. Perfect for those following gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan diets, this side dish is packed with flavor and nutrition.


Step 1: Prepare the Dressing

Start your Mexican Bean Salad with the zesty dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together white vinegar, fresh lime juice, minced garlic, jalapeno peppers, ground cumin, ground coriander, and salt until everything is beautifully combined. This step not only sets the stage for the deliciousness to come, but the lime juice and vinegar blend will perfectly balance and brighten the flavors of the beans and veggies.
Pro Tip: Wear gloves while mincing the jalapenos to avoid any spicy surprises later on!

Step 2: Mix Salad Ingredients

In a larger bowl, combine the drained black beans, sweet corn, juicy chopped tomatoes, vibrant orange bell pepper, crunchy jicama, chopped green onions, and fresh cilantro. The mix of these ingredients creates a colorful, texture-rich base for your salad, each bringing its unique flavor to the table. This step is all about building the core of your Mexican Bean Salad, ensuring every bite is a delightful combination of flavors and textures.
Pro Tip: Cut all the vegetables in similar sizes for a uniform and pleasing texture.

Step 3: Combine and Chill

Now, pour your prepared dressing over the salad and toss everything together until each and every bean and vegetable is lightly coated with the zesty mixture. This ensures that the flavors meld together perfectly. For the best taste experience, chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This not only helps the flavors to blend but also makes it a refreshing choice for a summer meal or side dish.
Pro Tip: Chilling for longer, even overnight, will deepen the flavors even more.