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Black Bean Corn Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Black Bean Corn Salad with lemon poppy seed dressing is a fresh and vibrant side dish perfect for summer gatherings. It can also be used as a condiment for tacos, burrito bowls, or green salads!

I know. Corn.

I know.

Some folks love it, some folks abhor it, some folks love-abhor it because it is fantastically delicious but tends to be heavily genetically modified and – well – void of anything nutritionally meaningful.

Truthfully, I don’t consume corn often because I keep my diet low-inflammatory and choose my sources of inflammation with much scrutiny. BUT I do get a great amount of enjoyment out of the kernel, so I’ll cook with it on occasion. And when I do, I’m sure to get the most bang for my inflammatory buck. 

Meaning, I use it in a way that will bring me great joy. 

For instance: corn salad. Fresh and spunky, magical on, around, or in just about anything.

Corn salad is particularly amazing when combined with black beans, bell pepper, tomato, onion and a homemade lemon poppy seed dressing. Everything comes together in an incredibly fresh, crunchy, creamy, tangy amalgamation to make your taste buds swoon.

one large bowl and two small bowls of black bean corn salad with two forks on the side on a white backdrop

You can make it with fresh corn or canned corn!

How about we whip this out right quick?

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Green Chile Chicken Tacos with Mexican Street Corn

Green chili chicken tacos  with chipotle mayo and Mexican street corn makes for a fresh, vibrant, filling meal perfect to throw together any night of the week.

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Mexican Street Corn Buddha Bowls with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette

Mexican street corn Buddha bowls are chock full of fresh grilled corn, rice, mixed greens, cabbage, tomato, onion, queso fresco, avocado, and hard-boiled egg – everything you need for a fresh and healthful summer vegetarian meal. I’m leaving for Iceland today! Headed overseas to hang with Eva and Carey and a bunch of talented individuals …

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Southwest Breakfast Avocado Toasts

Eggs and bacon never tasted so good on top of these Southwestern-style avocado toasts. Black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion, and guacamole make for a flavor-packed breakfast. Breakfast. It can really make or break a day. On sub-par breakfast days, I’m just a confused lost soul, whereas on the days that begin with a wholesome well-rounded …

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Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers

Southwest stuffed bell peppers with black beans, corn, anaheim chili, and enchilada sauce spice up your weeknight meals. Serve this dish with cotija cheese for a winning meal! Every once in a while, I like to bring a little Southwest flair my kitchen for an exhilarating culinary adventure with rice, beans, corn, peppers, and thuh …

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Grilled Zucchini, Corn, and Beet Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

This grilled zucchini, corn, and beet quinoa salad is colorful, nutritious, and the perfect side dish for summer barbecues and picnics   Zucchini and corn season has returned! What ever are we to do? Lettuce grill them! <- Get it? I’m a riot on Mondays. …and while we’re at it, lettuce grill up some beets …

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Hummus-Salsa Dressing

It’s National Hummus Day, people, let’s celebrate! I feel like we need to blow this thing out of the water. And not just in a dip-a-pita-or-baby-carrot-in-the-hummus sort of way, but a hummus on all the things sort of extravaganza. Hummus in our breakfast burritos. Hummus on our lunch sammies. Hummus marinated grilled chicken salads with humus-salsa dressing for dinner. And …

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Southwest White Bean Veggie Burgers with Black Bean Salsa

Southwest white bean veggie burgers with black bean and corn salsa make for a flavor-packed, nutritious vegetarian meal, or even appetizer! A great make-ahead option for busy weeknights!  Fasten yer chaps and saddle up yer hoss, we’re going to the wild, wild…Southwest! This is what I imagine Pecos Bill would be eating if he decided …

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Southwest Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Salsa

Southwest Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Salsa with bell pepper. Because everything tastes better with a little southwestern flair. Story of my life: all the ingredients are laid out on the counter for cooking up a complete meal involving some form of protein, lots of vegetation, and a mystical carbohydrate source that by no stretch …

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