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Black Bean Corn Salad (Serves 8 half-cup servings)

This tasty combination of black beans and corn can be served as a salad or as a snacking mixture for crisp tortilla chips. Either way it’s certain to wow the taste buds of family and friends.

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup fresh or frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1. In small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, cider     vinegar, brown sugar, lemon juice, cumin, salt and garlic.     Bring mixture to a boil. Reduced heat and simmer 2     minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly.

2. In large bowl, combine corn, red pepper, onion, cilantro     and black beans. Mix well.

3. Add vinegar mixture to vegetables. Toss well. Cover     and chill before serving.

Nutritional information per serving
80 calories, 4 grams protein, 0 grams fat, 18 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 76 milligrams sodium