Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Black Bean and Corn Relish

To get the best flavor from this Black Bean and Corn Relish, consider making it a day ahead and letting it sit in the refrigerator. 

Servings: 12
Prep time:


  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 ½ cups cooked fresh corn, cut from 3 ears of corn (or from frozen)
  • 3 scallions, white part and 1 inch green, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, minced (up to 1/2 cup, if you'd like more cilantro flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Combine the beans and corn in a serving bowl. Stir in scallions, garlic, and cilantro.
  2. Drizzle mixture with olive oil and lemon juice. Stir well. Add salt (if using) and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:63 calories (36% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 3 g total fat (0.3 g saturated fat), 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 34 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:1/2 carbohydrate (1/2 bread/starch), 1/2 fat


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