Engage kids with a delicious Black Bean Corn Salad!

 We are sharing a salad recipe for teaching children about healthy habits!

 What you need!

Materials: chart paper and market, ingredients, mixing spoon, one large and one small mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, whisk, can opener, knife, cutting board, colander.


¼ cup lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

2tablespoon vinegar

¾ teaspoon cumin

2 1/2 cups canned or frozen corn (drained or thawed)

1 cup halved grape tomatoes

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

½ tablespoon oregano

1 (19-ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained


Thaw the frozen corn or open and drain the canned corn in a colander. Add to a large mixing bowl. Open, drain, and rinse the canned black beans, and add to the bowl. Chop the vegetables and add. Combine the lime juice with the next three ingredients. Drizzle the juice mixture over the vegetables and toss gently to coat.

Get Kids Involved!

  1. Ask the children to wash their hands. Clean countertops and rinse vegetables. Include the children in drying utensils, wiping the tables, and putting supplies away.
  2. Invite the children to make black bean corn salad. Show them the recipe chart and read it. Let each child measure, pour, and mix. Talk about the tools. Discuss each step as the children complete it.
  3. As the children enjoy eating the salad, discuss how the ingredients taste differently after mixing. Discuss the nutritional value of vegetables and talk about how spices enhance food.


Taken from Teaching Strategies, LLC