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Black Bean Salad with Spicy Crispix™ Croutons

Black Bean Salad with Spicy Crispix™ Croutons

Toss together a batch of super-quick and crunchy salad croutons, starting with Kellogg's® Crispix® cereal and spices. They make a tasty snack as well.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 6


  • 2 cups Kellogg's® Crispix® cereal Buy Now
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 10-12 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, divided
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup bottled vinaigrette, divided
  • 1 package (5 oz.) salad greens


1. For croutons, in a 1-gallon zipper-type plastic bag, combine KELLOGG'S CRISPIX cereal, chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt. Pour vegetable oil over cereal mixture. Seal bag and gently toss until evenly coated. Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.

2. In a large bowl combine beans, corn, tomatoes, chiles, onion, and half the cilantro. Toss with 1/3 cup vinaigrette; cover and chill 30 minutes or up to 8 hours. Place greens on platter. Arrange bean salad over greens. Top with remaining cilantro and cereal croutons.

3. Serve with remaining vinaigrette (if desired). Season salad to taste with salt and pepper.

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