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There is a healthy bean salad on a white plate with a few tortilla chips on the side. Also on the table beside the plate, there is a fork and you can see more of the bean salad in the background in a large plate.

Healthy bean salad with chili-lime dressing

5 from 1 vote
This fresh and summery salad will be perfect for the hot days coming ahead. Enjoy it as it is straight from the bowl or use it for taco filling or burrito stuffing.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings 4
Author plantbasedjess



  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp garlic - crushed
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ to ¾ tsp salt - or to taste
  • ½ cup cilantro - chopped, plus more for topping
  • black pepper - to taste


  • 15 oz canned black bean - rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz canned red kidney bean - rinsed and drained
  • 2 cooked cobs of corn - kernel removed - see note in the blog- (or about 1 cup of thawed frozen corn)
  • ¾ cup fresh tomatoes - diced
  • 1 red or yellow pepper - diced
  • ¼ cup red onion - diced


Make the dressing:

  • Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Make the salad:

  • In a large bowl, mix all the salad ingredients together and combine with the dressing.
  • Top with more fresh cilantro if desired. Enjoy!