Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Kidney Bean and Corn Salsa Salad

Posted by 10 years ago 17 Comments

I don’t know WHAT came over me today. I was home working on a few projects and I just felt like something new for lunch. Yet I wasn’t in the mood for a salad or a sandwich and I really didn’t want to cook. What’s a girl to do?

Well, I ended up creating the simplest, no cook, multipurpose, filling “Salsa salad”.  (Can you tell I had no idea what to call it?)

I don’t want to pat myself on the back or anything but this was REALY good. *pat* *pat* So good, I ate it three different ways today!  First, I put a serving in a pita with a some spinach leaves. YUM! Then I just topped a pile of spinach leaves for a more traditional salad YUM! YUM! And later I took two romaine leaves and used the “salsa” as a filling for lettuce wraps.   YUM! YUM! YUM!

OK, now I probably talked it up too much but in all honestly, I really, really liked it.

  • 1 can (15 oz) can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 small can (8 oz) sweet yellow corn drained and rinsed
  • 2 -3 slices of red onion diced small.
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp dried cilantro
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce (or to taste)

Mix all ingredients and let it sit for about 20 minutes. That’s it! The longer it sits the more the flavors merge.

I have half in the fridge for tomorrow and honesty I may just take a fork to it and eat it straight up!

Aprox Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amount per Serving Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
4 about 3/4 cup 230 2g 7g 4

See other recipes using: beans, cilantro, corn, honey, onion

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    April 11, 2008

    sounds yummy!! I can't wait to try it. it may take the place of my most recent favorite of yours... the spicy black beans and zucchini!!


    April 12, 2008

    You know what rocks? I just bought like... all of those ingredients!

    Janice Smith

    April 12, 2008

    Your website has changed my life. I've been using it for the past 4-5 months, and when I just dicovered 'My Pantry' (which is AWESOME) I was so pleased to discover mine was very similar to yours! It took a couple months of weekly visits to the grocery store to figure out what I was and wasn't using, but it's funny how much I use your site and how that's connected to what I've started keeping around my house. The growth from what my pantry looked like in September is incredible, and thanks to you!!!


    April 12, 2008

    i'll go ahead and give you that pat on the back for this one--clean, simple, and delicious!


    April 13, 2008

    This looks so good. I can't wait to try it!


    April 17, 2008

    I made this last night, but with black beans (b/c that's what I had), & it was deee-lish! Thanks!


    April 18, 2008

    Hi Roni, I made this today and it's delicious! And super simple, which is always a plus. One question -- when I put this recipe in my WW online Recipe Builder and entered that it was 4 servings, it came out as 2 points per serving, not 4. Am I missing something? Thanks for your recipes and blog! I love visiting every day. :) Melissa


    April 19, 2008

    This was absolutely excellent. I made it while cooking dinner last night, let it sit overnight and then I ate it on lettuce wraps today and it was FANTASTIC!!!!!! Simple, fast and totally yummy!


    April 22, 2008

    Amy - OK, sorry for the late response. I seem to have a nutritional Information issue every time I create a recipe with beans. They tend to up the calories which increase the points but when Weight Watchers calculates the points for beans it always seems lower then when I do the raw Calories/fat/fiber. So, honestly, the short answer is.... I don't know. I'll check my calculations again, though. Thanks for checking it in the recipe builder for me! Oh and So glad you liked it!!


    April 28, 2008

    This is so YUMMY!!!! I am actually eating it on a bed of romaine now and it is awesome!!! Love it. This is a recipe to keep and add to the recipe box.


    October 4, 2008

    Hi Roni, today i was just surfing few receipes on google ncame to ur log...i am a vegeterian n really loved ur recipes....they all sounds Yummm.... i have a question about this kidney n corn salsa....can we use frozen corns n kidney beans soak overnight n pressure cook it as not want to use canned food too much....thanx


    February 18, 2009

    *OMG* Just had this for lunch and it is amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe! I will be eating this for lunch everyday this week!


    February 4, 2012

    I just had this for dinner, with mixed greens and Turkish pide bread. It is really really really good! And I don't even like beans and corn that much! This is from now on my favourite lunch time recipe.


    July 26, 2012

    Ok I haven't come across this one before and I have look though tons on your site! Looks fantastic! I even think I have everything for it! Oh and I have fresh corn too, think I will leave it raw even! Yum! Thanks for being so creative! I love browsing AND cooking your (vegetarian) recipes!