Black beans, Cucumber and Sweet Peppers Salad (Preparation Time:30 minutes, Serves: 4-6)

My friend Sargam is very modest about her cooking skills. Yet she does not cease to surprise everyone with ever so delicious food and yummy snacks. The best thing is that her recipes are quick and simple. 

She served us this summer salad last month when we visited her. We instantly fell in love with this salad. When black beans and corn are combined with crunchy cucumbers, tangy lime juice and fresh cilantro, it tastes divine. This is one of those salads which you would want to make again and again. I have tossed this salad 3 times already this month.

The measurements are not precise and you can vary them to your taste.


1 can of black beans
1 can of sweet corn
5-6 Persian cucumbers (or 2-3 large cucumbers), chopped in cubes
1 large white onion, peeled and chopped in cubes
12-14 sweet peppers, chopped in cubes
1 lime, juice
Finely chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 tsp oil of your choice


  • Heat oil in a pan, add onions and saute them, followed by half of the sweet pepper (take 6-8), saute them and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and add black beans, followed by corns, add salt and pepper; saute for 6-8 minutes
  • Mix all the above ingredients in a big mixing bowl. Then add lime juice and cilantro. Adjust salt and pepper to suit your taste, mix well and enjoy the yummy salad!

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