137.6…Black Bean, Chickpea and Corn Salad

Last night was Hot Wing night at my friend Alicia’s house and it was my turn to provide the salad. I was tired of bringing over the same old boring salad so I looked through my recipes to see if something caught my eye.

As soon as I saw the recipe for Black Bean, Chickpea and Corn salad, I knew we had a winner!

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Black Bean, Chickpea and Corn Salad

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/3 cup olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp chili powder

1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh corn kernels

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 tomatoes, chopped

1/3 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup cilantro

1 avocado, diced

Place lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and spices in a small jar. Cover with lid and shake until ingredients are well mixed.

In a salad bowl, combine beans, corn, bell pepper, tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Shake lime dressing and pour it over the salad. Stir salad to coat with dressing; add avocado.

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We started our semi-monthly "Hot Wing” night the same way we always do…with wine!

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Then it was time to get down to business.

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We made our famous hot wings and enjoyed the Black Bean, Chickpea and Corn Salad with it. Alicia bought a new kind of organic chicken wings and they were bigger than our normal Foster Farms wings. They tasted really good but it was harder to eat our normal huge quantities. I only managed to eat 11. Oh, the shame!

I was excited about this morning’s breakfast because I made a new granola!

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Nutella granola. Yes, you heard me right. And it rocks. I will post the recipe soon!

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I enjoyed the Nutella granola with Chobani pineapple yogurt and berries. I was worried about the combination of pineapple and Nutella but it worked out just fine.

I took the kids to school and walked to my Cardio Muscle class. It was a hard class today! I will most definitely be sore tomorrow!

After I got home, I started preparing a few recipes for a party at my house tomorrow night. For the past four years, I’ve been hosting a Swap party. You bring all your clothes, shoes, accessories that you don’t wear anymore and everyone picks from it all. You go home with a ton of new (to you) stuff!

In between cooking, I had lunch:

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Turkey sandwich with avocado, lettuce and tomato as well as some of the Mexican Bean Salad I made this past weekend.

I picked up the kids from school and came home to finish cooking. Tonight my husband is working late so I will be enjoying some leftovers from the weekend.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for OXO’s Good Grips LockTop Containers!  I’m really enjoying everyone’s freezer tips! Keep them coming!

What’s the one thing about summer that you are most looking forward to?


  1. Please please please can I have some granola???

  2. I am defintely going to make that salad - so summery! I love it when we put up our gazebo - then its officially summer.

    We are klassy though and bring our t.v. outside to watch White Sox games. :D

  3. I too want to make that salad. I love beans and have been looking for some kind of salad that doesn't actually include lettuce and has some substance to it.

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  5. Its so healthy salad. Thanks for sharing its recipe. Its also beneficial for diet freak person like me and also for diabetic patients as it has very low calories.

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