The Pin Junkie: Zesty Bean Salad

Zesty Bean Salad

bean salad recipe

I found this recipe in two different places.  Iowa Girl Eats calls it Beanis Dip and I Love Food calls it Texas Caviar.  Both recipes are exactly the same.  I love this salad because it has cilantro in it.  I know not everybody likes cilantro, so you can leave it out.  I think next time I make this though, I might leave out the jalepeno pepper.

This is really delicious by itself as a salad and it's also good with corn chips.

Zesty Bean Salad

Here's the recipe:

1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1 can of petite diced tomatoes     (I used 3 fresh tomatoes)
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
1 small red onion chopped     (I used half an onion)
1 green pepper chopped
2 jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped     (only used 1 jalapeno)
1 8oz bottle of zesty Italian dressing     (I just used 1/4 to 1/2 cup)
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
Pinch of salt and pepper

Drain and rinse black beans and corn.
Chop everything up.
Mix in a bowl.


  1. I thought that was cilantro! I have GOT to try this , looks delicious and healthy!

  2. Oh my goodness, I will making this very soon! I love cilantro on everything. When I first saw this salad I thought of black eyed peas...what do you think? Could those be folded in too?

  3. I just saw this recipe for the first time on another site earlier today, this salad must be great to get so much exposure! I gotta try it now :)

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  5. I've seen similar recipes I really like yours. Love the different names for it, probably great for a football party. Thanks for sharing your bean salad on foodie friday.

  6. Yum! This sounds so refreshing. Just what I needed!

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  7. I love bean salads but haven't had one in ages! Thanks for the reminder - I might try this soon!

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  9. I might serve this at our super bowl party. YUM!!

    1. Good idea! So much healthier than many of the super bowl recipes I've seen.

  10. Now way, I love everything in here, cilantro and jalapeño! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

  11. This looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up with Inspiration Spotlight @ Hope your having a great week & hope to see you again tomorrow!

  12. This looks so delicious! I'm adding this to my menu! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  14. This sounds delicious and totally easy! Pinning to keep on hand for a great summer salad!