Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive

When I think of “eating the rainbow” I think of this black bean and corn salad. Served in pieces of endive, this low-carb, gluten-free Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive appetizer is great any time of year, and delicious served as a salad or an appetizer. Big pot luck party hit!

Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive

Bright, beautiful foods. Bright beautiful people. This Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive + my favorite people at a party … this brings me happiness!

Is entertaining a waste of time? It seems silly to write a post on this subject, but I’ve been thinking about this lately, because I see where so many people are just not willing to invest in the lives of others. That, or they don’t want to spend the money. It usually revolves around time and money.

Black bean and corn salad

I really believe the love that we give our guests requires huge amounts of time. It takes time to invite, plan, cook, get ready for company! I made this black bean and corn salad the night before, so I’d be ready for company!

Serve it for an appetizer or as a salad!

I also love this Apple Endive Appetizer because I usually have all the ingredients on hand!

Entertaining is an investment

Entertaining also takes money, but if everyone brings a potluck dish, it only leaves a few things to cover.

Delegation is key!

Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive Ingredients

But … love comes first.

Paul and I do love to have company over. I probably love it more than Paul, since he’s more of an introvert, but because he knows I love it, he does it for me. He’s learned to really enjoy it. And then in turn, he gets to meet some very awesome people (we do invite a lot of new guests over), and it’s a win-win for both of us.

Paul’s given me the gift of freedom to use my gifts over the years, and I’m eternally grateful to have such a supportive partner in life.

Gift of friendship.

Awhile back I felt so blessed to be with some childhood friends. It was a night of laughter and love, to sum it up. We’ve known each other for over 50 years, but have not seen each other for a long, long time, but we still picked up where we had left off. That is the gift of friendship.

Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive

I really do believe that our love and our smiles and and our laughter—our ability to sit and listen to others, to converse about different subjects, dive into the difficult, laugh at the past, invest in the future—are all a part of hospitality.

It’s wisdom and words of hope that carry our love and often gives faith and courage.

This is how I feel when guests leave our home—my heart is usually very full of love–and respectfully, I wonder if our guests may feel the same way?

Best Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive

Love in a potluck dish.

Their love comes to us in a potluck dish, with a good chunk of (their) time. (Everyonne brought a dish!)

When a man gives his time, he gives himself, his love.

He gives the greatest thing he can give.

Giving the gift of time is very special, for both the hosts and the guests, which I think forever changes us.

Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive

This recipe today is delicious serveded as a salad, dip, in a wrap, or this tasty little endive appetizer, perfect for any time of year, but especially pretty in spring and summer!

When’s the last time you reached out to friends that you have not seen in a long time?

Best Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive Appetizer

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Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive

Adapted as endive appetizer from Bush’s Black Beans Salad. Serve as a salad or appetizer with your favorite chips, or stuffed in endive.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 10 -12


  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 15.25 ounce can corn, drained
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 15 ounce can BUSH’S® Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Endive


  • In a small bowl, combine peppers, onion, corn, garlic and cilantro. Add olive oil, vinegar, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add BUSH’S® Black Beans and toss well.
  • Serve on separate endive leaves, or with tortilla chips, or as a salad.

More endive appetizers: Stuffed Endive with Walnut and Honey Appetizer, BLT Endive Bites [Real Housemoms], Mediterranean Endive Boats [That Skinny Girl Can Bake], and Pear Cranberry Endive Appetizer.

Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive Appetizer Recipe

9 comments on “Black Bean Salad Stuffed Endive”

  1. I love, love that you can make these the night before! What a yummy, healthy side or appetizer! Perfect for casual summer entertaining.

  2. What a beautiful presentation! I love your thoughts about hospitality, too. I have enjoyed your blog for a long while, but haven’t taken the time to comment. Thank you for all your hard work in preparing such enriching thoughts.

  3. Beautiful! Do you have any suggestions on a substitute for the cilantro?

  4. I love how you serve it with endive instead of chips! Much healthier!
    I regret not having people over more! I was stuck in CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome). In my new single life I will not take myself so seriously and enjoy it! Thanks for your tips :)

  5. What a beautiful appetizer! So colorful. Pinning this for our next party. Thank you so much!

  6. It’s been a long time.
    I do respect your ability to open your home to people so often. The world would be a little better if more of us did this.

    The salad looks great. Very pretty too.

  7. I love how you turned this bean salad into an app! It’s gorgeous. Bright colorful food makes me happy! :)

  8. You know I LOVE your healthy recipes. This one looks like a perfect Tuesday night dinner…as in I might just have to make this tonight!

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