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Easy Corn and Mixed Bean Salad


We are having a FANTASTIC summer in Calgary. It has been sunny and hot. I know that is what summer is supposed to be like but in Calgary there are no guarantees. Often summers have a bit of warm weather and then they are dreary and rainy. So far this year has exceeded my expectations and I am loving it. The only time the heat is not a good thing is when you need to use the oven or stove to cook. Hot weather + no air conditioning = misery. Instead, I have been making lots of cool and delicious salads.

I love salads that use fresh ingredients and last for a few days in the refrigerator. Bean salad is one of Dewey’s favorite salads I make and he requests it often. I am calling this a corn and mixed bean salad because it has much more corn than my normal bean salad has. I bought corn on the cob at the market because it was on sale. We had a house full of people so I cooked a dozen cobs. After dinner we had six left over. Instead of letting all that delicious corn go to waste, I cut it off the cob to make a salad with it. It was the perfect side dish for our meal AND it lasted for days. We even added it to steak wraps we made a few days later with leftover steak. YUM!

Steak Wraps - Merry About Town

Easy Corn and Bean Salad - Merry About Town
Yield: 8

Easy Corn and Mixed Bean Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

An easy make ahead salad for a cookout or potluck. 


  • 1 1/2 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 can mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 10 - 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp poppy seed dressing


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a non-reactive bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving for flavors to meld (you can serve it right away, it just may not be as tasty).
  3. Enjoy as a side dish, over lettuce as a salad or as a condiment on wraps.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Sodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

Looking for other great summer salads? Check out my Cucumber and Red Onion salad.


Monica Simpson

Monday 15th of August 2022

I would love to try this on my wraps for lunch like you suggested!


Tuesday 5th of August 2014

I'm making a bunch of side dishes for a BBQ this weekend. Think I'll add this! Looks easy to make and easy to make ahead! Thanks Merry!

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

It is super easy and most people love it!

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