Black Bean and Cucumber Salad Recipe -
Black Bean and Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

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"I came up with this salad when I realized I had some leftover salad items that needed to be used up. It's refreshing and light! It can be easily adapted to include your favorite salad ingredients."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Toss cucumber, black beans, tomatoes, corn, and onion together in a large salad bowl.
  2. Whisk olive oil, orange marmalade, lemon juice, honey, and cumin together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the cucumber mixture; toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 22, 2012

I was looking for a new use for black beans and this recipe seemed interesting. Its fresh with a hint if sweetness from the honey and jam. I did substitute peach jam instead of marmalade.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 11, 2014

Made as directed. It was edible but nothing fantastic. Too much sweetness.


24 Ratings

Jul 22, 2012

Light, refreshing and tasty. Didn't have orange marmalade or the peach marmalade as called out by the other reviewer. Used black raspberry jam instead and canned corn. Such a versatile recipe that you can substitute the jam you have on hand as well as other ingredients. Recipe is definitely a keeper.

Mar 08, 2013

After a while, it seems that all recipes for salads with cucumbers, black beans, corn, and cumin taste alike. This one has differentiated itself by using the honey and orange marmalade in its dressing which gives it just the right amount of sweetness. Will make this one again and most likely cut back the olive oil to 2 Tbsp.

Feb 04, 2014

Way better than you can imagine but be forewarned, this recipe is a lot of dicing and makes a TON! So if you're just making it for you, half the recipe

Sep 17, 2013

This was a bit hit at a pot luck dinner. I doubled the patch and added a little more marmalade for my taste along with an orange bell pepper for more color. What little was left over did not look so good the next day but tasted just as good.

Aug 12, 2012

This is soooo good! I needed something to do with the cucumbers mom gave me from her garden and this was perfect! It's easy to prepare & perfect for a potluck or picnic too!

Aug 03, 2014

My first comment on the many recipes I found on allrecipes! OMG!!! What a great start to an awesome cuke salad. I added 1/4 chopped sweet red pepper, used a mix of freshly made strawberry & raspberry jam instead of the orange marmalade, added 3 TBS of apple juice, red pepper flakes & increase lemon juice to 2 TBS. Love, love, love it!


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  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 9.4 g
  • 38%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 516 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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