The Edible Bracket 2011

Last year's winners of the MNCAAPG Best Bracket contest are back. This March Madness season, we will be documenting foods associated with the competing schools. Consider it March Madness, Top Chef Edition.

Arizona Wildcats (Tucson, AZ): Black Bean and Corn Salad


We really like when people do our work for us.  Former Tucson resident Margot—who actually worked at the University of Arizona, which feels very meta—suggested this dish for U of A, which she described as “VERY southwest.” 

"Anything with corn or black beans," she wrote, in response to our request for a dish to symbolize the Wildcats.  Being that this salad is about 90% corn and black beans, it seems to meet her criteria.  Thanks Margot! 

Corn and Black Bean Salad

1 can black beans

1 can corn

1-2 tomatoes, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

1 avocado, cut into large chunks

chopped cilantro

juice from one line



1. Drain black beans and corn and empty into a bowl.  Add chopped red onions, tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro.

2. Squeeze lime over the salad, and stir ingredients together.

3. Add salt and pepper to taste.