Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.13.14

Southwestern Bean Salad

Southwestern Bean Salad

Protein helps maintain a strong immune system, promotes cell growth and repair, and aids in muscle health. To teach the power of plant proteins, we’re featuring a fun and easy dish made with fiber-rich beans, colorful corn and crunchy peppers and carrots.

Makes 6 servings.


  • 1 can (about 15 oz) no-salt added black beans
  • 1 cup no-salt-added canned corn kernels
  • 1 cup chopped green, red or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 3/4 cup mild tomato salsa
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  • Open can of beans and can of corn. Over the sink, empty both cans into a strainer and rinse thoroughly. Let water drain from strainer.
  • Put the beans and corn into a large salad bowl. Add chopped pepper, chopped carrots, olive oil and salsa.
  • Mix together with a large spoon and serve.

Per serving: 125 calories, 3 g fat (<1 g sat fat), 22 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 5 g fiber, 211 mg sodium.