Black Bean Salad

Black bean salad as a side dish brings a boost of energy to your table. From corn-and-black-bean salad to black-bean-and-rice salad, these easy, nutritious recipes make perfect sides for weekday meals and company alike.

Boston Bean Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Baked bean traditionalists may be surprised by this cool twist on the classic recipe, but they'll go for its hearty flavor. This recipe is as ideal to transport to a picnic or potluck as it is to serve at home.

Total: 15 mins

Salad Scoops


A simple corn and bean salsa is a healthy snack for kids. Serve with corn chips or baked tortilla chips.

Black Bean Slaw with Soy Ginger Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

Hearty enough to serve on camping trips, but light and refreshing enough for picnics, this is the perfect make-and-take salad all of your outdoor adventures.

Jumping Black Bean Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

In this main-dish salad, red pepper and cumin add spice while black beans bring protein to the mix. Serve it with crusty bread for a cool meal on a hot day.

Total: 15 mins

East-West Veggies

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's an Asian seasoned corn and bean side salad that's quick and easy to make.

Total: 20 mins

Crunchy Bean Salad


Three types of beans are topped with a simple dressing in this chilled side salad. A great recipe for a potluck or family cookout.

California Chipotle Chopped Salad


A healthy Mexican and vegetarian salad recipe with avocado, black beans, chipotle chile and quinoa.

Spicy Corn Salad

Diabetic Living

Two jalapeno chile peppers make this salad pleasantly spicy. To add more kick, leave in some of the seeds from the peppers.

Salsa, Black Bean, and Rice Salad

Diabetic Living

Beans are loaded with soluble fiber, which lowers blood sugar. For even more fiber and nutrients, substitute brown rice for the white in this recipe.

Total: 30 mins

Fiesta Bowl Salad


For a healthy salad with Southwestern flair, combine tart lime juice with colorful tomatoes, corn, and avocados and serve with fresh greens.

Lemon-Sage Pork Salad

Diabetic Living

Avocado and black beans pump up the nutrients and fiber in this main-dish salad recipe.

Total: 40 mins

How to Make Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad is a time-honored recipe that seems to make the guest list at almost every baby and bridal shower, family reunion, potluck, picnic and outdoor cookout or barbecue. The idea is simple: Layer seven ingredients in a bowl, add dressing and garnish. The dish is easy to make, you can mix and match whatever ingredients you already have on hand, and it naturally lends itself innovation and adaptation.

How to Cook a Honey-Glazed Ham

Once you learn how to cook a honey-glazed ham in your own kitchen you'll find it's just as easy to make one at home as it is to make the trip to a specialty store for a pre-sliced ham with a packet of glaze. What's more, you'll find the homemade version is considerably less expensive.

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