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southwest salad with fonio

Southwest Salad w/ Fonio

Vibrant Southwest salad that combines staple southwestern ingredients like black beans, corn, and chipotle for easy main dish salad.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: southwestern
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 412kcal
Author: Marwin Brown


  • 12 oz can Black Beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen Corn defrosted
  • 1 Peach diced
  • 2 cups cooked Fonio
  • 2 Limes juiced
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle Adobo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper de-seeded and diced
  • 1 medium Red Onion diced
  • 1 pound Shrimp optional


  • Mix the black beans, corn, peach, onions, and fonio in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the adobo sauce and lime juice then mix well.
  • Add cilantro and toss the salad. Serve.


  • Drain and wash the canned black beans to keep sodium content low and minimize metallic taste
  • Use frozen or fresh corn.
  • Grilled corn on the cob kernels work great in this salad Make the fonio ahead of time and use when you’re ready to make this salad.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 2764mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 6mg
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