Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad


This simple, fresh Black Bean & Roasted Corn salad adds delicious variety to grilled foods, such as salmon, burgers, chicken or pork.   It’s incredibly delicious, easy to make, and travels well.

Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad recipe at

I love corn season!  During the summer we could eat corn on the cob nearly every night!

I never realized that there were so many calories in an ear of corn!  Did you know that a large ear of corn, has about 120 calories!  Then if you top it with butter and salt!  You can really rack up the calories quick, so I love to find ways to enjoy corn  where I don’t feel compelled to eat a whole ear.

Our favorite way to cook corn?……GRILLED!  You already know about my love affair of grilling.   There is something about how it fills the air with the smell of smoke and flavorful char………the essence that embodies Summer! Am I right?

Last year I wrote a post about how to Grill Corn on the Cob -it’s so easy and delicious!  You’ll never boil a pot of water for corn again!

How to Grill Corn on the Cob at

So if you are looking for a little bit of a healthier way to eat corn,  your going to love this sweet, fresh and juicy roasted corn summer salad that just screams summer!

Ingredients for Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salad | recipe at

The ingredients are simple. Tender, smoky grilled corn,  juicy grape tomatoes, buttery avocado, seasoned black beans and fresh basil, it’s like summer in a bowl.  This Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad was so delicious and satisfying I ate it for lunch one day and as a side for dinner another day.

It kept perfectly fine in the fridge for 24 hours, I can’t vouch for much past that, because……..well, there wasn’t any left.

It’s a perfect summer dish to eat al fresco and take to a picnic, BBQ or potluck……….or eat it at your desk with the AC blasting like I did!  It requires no heat in the kitchen and takes no time at all to whip up!

Feel free to roast/grill your corn a day ahead if you’d like, or it would be a great way to use up left over corn.

One of the wonderful things about this salad recipe is you can easily change it up according to what you like or have on hand.  Next time I think I’ll add some cucumber and bell peppers!

Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salad | recipe at

Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad

This summer salad recipe is super flexible and can be made the way you want with your favorite vegetables. Corn can be grilled ahead of time to make it a breeze to throw together any time.


  • 3 ears grilled sweet corn, cut off the cob
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 cup black beans, drained (I prefer BUSH’S® Black Beans )
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • the juice of one lime
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Combine corn, tomatoes, beans and avocado, in a large bowl. Add oil, lime juice, salts and pepper toss until well coated. Top with crumbled blue cheese and basil to serve.


Cover well. Should keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

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27 Responses to “Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad”

  1. Tieghan posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:36 am (#)

    My kind of salad. Black beans + corn = some of my favorite foods! YUM!

  2. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:43 am (#)

    Looks awesome! It’s perfect for summer entertaining!

  3. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen posted on July 22, 2013 at 8:09 am (#)

    Gorgeous summer black bean salad, Cheryl! Love that you grilled the corn, added avos and topped it all off with crumbled blue cheese. Nom! Thanks for sharing! xo

  4. Jeanette posted on July 22, 2013 at 8:51 am (#)

    Cheryl, this is right up my alley. I make something similar and the kids love just eating it like a dip. Beautiful!

  5. Mique posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:34 am (#)

    This looks SO good Cheryl! Yum.

  6. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:09 am (#)

    I love corn too! Love the salad!

  7. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch posted on July 22, 2013 at 11:00 am (#)

    Love grilled corn! This salad looks delicious!!!

  8. Colette (Coco) posted on July 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm (#)

    This is perfect for a hot summer night’s supper.

  9. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme posted on July 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm (#)

    Love the avocado and blue cheese in this, Cheryl! That’s a really different twist on the usual black bean and corn salads.

  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm (#)

    Roasted corn makes salads so nice in summer! This recipe looks lovely!

  11. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm (#)

    Perfect summer salad!

  12. Allie | Baking A Moment posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm (#)

    What a fabulous dish! I love grilled corn too! And it looks so yummy with the tomatoes, avocado, and blue cheese. I’d love a bowl of this for lunch!

  13. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:32 pm (#)

    Mmmm…so many great flavors and pretty colors, all in one bowl!

  14. Maria posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm (#)

    One of my favorite summer salads!

  15. nest of posies posted on July 23, 2013 at 7:01 am (#)

    you & your black bean recipes!!! you know, i try everyone of them. i love black beans. this looks so good!

  16. Brian @ A Thought For Food posted on July 23, 2013 at 8:15 am (#)

    Yeah, I put corn in almost everything during the summer. This looks amazing!

  17. Nessa posted on July 24, 2013 at 7:11 am (#)

    Great flavors!

  18. Shaina posted on July 25, 2013 at 12:24 am (#)

    We finally had our first corn roast just two weeks ago, and I need to make this next. This would be a wonderful addition to fajita night or any night.

  19. Heather @ French Press posted on July 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm (#)

    I cannot believe that it’s the end of July and i still have not grilled corn. This is making me want it ASAP

  20. Kimber posted on July 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm (#)

    This salad looks wonderful! Your photos are always so gorgeous! I am curious… on the last one did you use something to backlight the photo?

    • TidyMom replied on July 31st, 2013 at 8:52 am

      I shot this one with the sliding glass door to the right, and a white foam board to the left and behind the dish.
      Hope that helps!! Thanks for the wonderful comment!!

  21. bridget {bake at 350} posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm (#)

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, YUM!!! Want.

  22. Jeni posted on August 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm (#)

    This sounds so yummy and flavorful!

  23. Anna posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:19 am (#)

    Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad looks very delicious and easy to prepare at home. I am loving it and I’ll try it at home. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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