27Jun2018Corn and Black Bean Salad Jump to Recipe Print Recipe This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.This fresh Corn and Black Bean Salad is quick and easy! Corn, black beans, and balsamic dressing along with garden fresh tomatoes, green pepper and onion – don’t forget the tortilla chips! Last month I was so much looking forward to school being out, baseball season being done, and just having a relaxing summer with the boys. HA! We’ve filled up our schedule with day trips here and there and fun summer activities. Eating healthy can be a challenge during these spontaneous summer days, but this Corn and Black Bean Salad comes to the rescue!Plans, activities, and schedules can vary drastically week to week during the summer in our family. Something I’ve learned is to plan meals and snacks that are ready and waiting in the fridge or pantry. Having a batch of this corn and black bean salad in the refrigerator, and a big bag of tortilla chip scoops, puts my mind at ease! There’s a hearty lunch/snack waiting for us at home and there’s no need to run through a drive through on our way back from the water park.I love how easy it is to write my shopping list on the Food Lion app while also checking out the weekly specials and any other Food Lion MVP Digital Coupons that are in my account. Having all of those features at my fingertips, both at home and in the store, lifts my stress level up!Tips for making this Corn and Black Bean Salad:My biggest suggestion with this recipe is to use fresh veggies where you can. For example, I’ve listed frozen corn in the ingredients list, but if you have fresh corn absolutely use that instead! I’m looking forward to harvesting my own fresh cherry tomatoes and green peppers to use in this salad – it’s going to taste SO good!Recipe Print Corn and Black Bean SaladA corn and black bean salad recipe with cherry tomatoes, green pepper, onion, and balsamic vinaigrette. Author: Kelly Miller Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Course: Snack Cuisine: American Keyword: corn and black bean salad Servings: 8 servingsDid you make this recipe? Leave a review Ingredients 14 oz can black beans drained and rinsed 10 oz frozen corn thawed 1 green pepper seeded and diced 8 oz cherry tomatoes quartered 1/4 cup onion diced small 2 tbsp relish 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette tortilla chipsInstructionsCombine all ingredients, besides the tortilla chips, in a large mixing bowl. Stir well and serve with tortilla chips. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.NutritionCalories: 163kcalFat: 8gSaturated fat: 1gSodium: 237mgPotassium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 4gVitamin A: 3.9%Vitamin C: 27.5%Calcium: 2.3%Iron: 8.2% Did you make this recipe? Tag @MostlyHomemadeMom on Instagram and hashtag it #MostlyHomemadeMomThe kiddos were with me on this particular shopping trip to Food Lion and we actually had a lot of fun! I pulled up my shopping list on the MVP app and they took turns finding items in the produce, canned foods, and frozen aisles for me. I was really impressed with the prices as well as the Cookout Payout promotion they are running right now! Super easy to activate and track with Shop and Earn through the app. Score!The kiddos were really well behaved during this shopping trip so when we got home, Paul took them out in the backyard to toss around some water balloons while I made up this delicious black bean salad. It was a perfect summer afternoon!Be sure to check out Food Lion’s Fresh Ideas Blog for more recipes. Do you have any quick recipes to share that are easy to make this summer? Leave your ideas in the comment section below this post!