Three Sisters Squash, Corn & Black Bean Salad

Three Sisters Squash, Corn & Black Bean Salad

Three Sisters Squash, Corn, & Black Bean Salad


  • 2 1/2 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels, fresh (about 2 ears), frozen, or canned
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 15 ounces 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 juice of 1 lime
  • 4 ounces queso fresco (can substitute feta), crumbled or diced
  • 1 tsp Pepper to taste 


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss the butternut squash and the corn kernels with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, along with the salt and chili powder. Spread the seasoned veggies in a thin layer over a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25-35 minutes, until golden, tossing halfway through.
  2. While the veggies are baking, cook wild rice according to package instructions, then drain off any excess water.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked wild rice with the roasted corn and squash. Add the black beans, pepper, lime juice, and queso fresco, along with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning (salt and pepper) if necessary.
  5. Divide into 4 portions and serve warm or chilled.

Yield: 4 Servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 470; Total Fat: 15 g; Saturated Fat: 5 g; Total Carbohydrate: 69 g; Total Sugars: 7 g (Added, 0 g); Dietary Fiber: 13 g; Protein: 20 g; Sodium:

530 mg; Potassium: 1004 mg; Calcium: 253 mg; Vitamin D: 1 mcg; Iron: 4 mg

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