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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6 More Roasted Corn Recipes you might enjoy:

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Disclaimer:  I grew up in a house who used Bush’s Beans, I am now proud to be a brand ambassador for them. All opinions and views are my own.

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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

  2. Looks awesome! It’s perfect for summer entertaining!

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

  5. This looks SO good Cheryl! Yum.

  6. I love corn too! Love the salad!

  7. Love grilled corn! This salad looks delicious!!!

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

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

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

  11. 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!

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

  13. One of my favorite summer salads!

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

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

  16. Great flavors!

  17. 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.

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

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  21. 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?

    • 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!!

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

  23. This sounds so yummy and flavorful!

  24. 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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