Creamy Italian Corn Salad

Creamy Italian Corn Salad - A healthy and nutritious salad or chip dip! #RealFood #CleanEating #WholeWheat #Bulgur

 

Creamy Italian Corn Salad - A healthy and nutritious salad or chip dip! #RealFood #CleanEating #WholeWheat #Bulgur

 

Doesn’t a Corn Salad sound really good right now? We’ve shared Chickpea Salads, Quinoa Salads, Bulgur Salads and even Forbidden Rice Salads but this is our first Corn Salad and oh, is it delicious!

Did you know Organic Corn can have benefits like lowering risk the of colon cancer, giving a boost to the immune system, improving bone strength and helping to control diabetes? Organic corn is rich in minerals and vitamins and happens to taste amazing in this salad! (source)

Put all that nutrition with some Wheat Bulgur which can help protect the heart, improve digestion, fight diabetes and help with weight loss. We really love what bulgur adds to this dish. It doesn’t have much of a flavor yet is almost sweet. You can substitute quinoa if you prefer. (source)

Black Beans can improve digestion, help keep blood sugar levels stable, help with weight loss and are heart healthy. They are also a great source of fiber and protein which really adds to this salad. (source)

Add some delicious Avocados which are well known as a healthy fat. They are also a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. Check out 6 Hidden Benefits of Avocados by Health Ambition for more great info on this fabulous fruit!

All in all this is a very healthy salad that is super easy to whip up. It can be eaten as is or it tastes divine with some organic corn chips for a party chip dip. The Creamy Italian Dressing is absolutely heavenly! If you happen to have extra you should try it on a green salad. Amazing!

Alright, enough talk. Let’s eat! Don’t forget to keep as many of your ingredients (especially the corn) organic for optimum nutrition.

Creamy Italian Corn Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 cups cooked wheat bulgur OR quinoa
  • 1 can of black olives, sliced
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Creamy Italian Dressing (recipe below)

Directions

Place all ingredients except avocado and Creamy Italian Dressing in a large bowl. Stir until combined. Gently fold in dressing and avocado. Serve with organic corn chips or as a side salad.

 

Creamy Italian Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

Mix all ingredient together and pour over salad.

For more delicious and nutritious salads and dips make sure you try our Healthy Spaghetti Garden Salad, Picky Eater Tuna Salad, Quinoa Bean Platter and Best Ever Salsa.

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What are your favorite summer salad ingredients?

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10 Comment

  1. I love your salad, it looks delicious, I always look forward to your awesome recipes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

  2. […] dressing for this Panzanella is actually the same we use for our Creamy Italian Corn Salad. Boy is it amazing!! You will simply adore it. If you get a chance you may even want to try it on a […]

  3. Ilka says: Reply

    Amazing and super delicious! Pinned and stumbled:)

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

  4. Beth says: Reply

    I’m experimenting more with quinoa these days – this looks tasty! Thanks for sharing on Simply Natural Saturdays.

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Quinoa is so much fun and tasty!! Thanks!

  5. Looks really tasty! I love the creamy dressing especially with the cayenne kick!
    Thanks!
    Michelle

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Cayenne is a favorite around here, and so good for you too! Thanks!

  6. Angela says: Reply

    This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try the combo of flavors, Pinned 🙂

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      We are so glad you like it! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 Have a great day!

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