Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad

roasted corn, chipotle black beans, green chiles & sliced onions with corn tortilla bits & cheese

Brimming with bright fresh flavors, this delicious protein-packed blend of whole black beans, fire-roasted sweet corn, sweet white onion strips, tomatoes, jalapenos & chopped cilantro is complimented by our own house-made seasoning blend.

Dress it with included packets of malt vinegar & organic extra virgin olive oil, top with crunchy bits of Austin-made corn tortillas & monterey jack cheese, then finish it off with a splash of Cholula Hot Sauce!

Enjoy this dish as a robust make-ahead lunch or a freshly made side salad to pair with dinner — a refreshing change of pace on the trail!

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About Our SOUTHWEST CORN & BLACK BEAN SALAD

  • 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
     
  • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian; vegan if optional cheese is omitted
    • all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
    • 530 calories
    • 21 g protein
       
  • Meal Net Weight:  5.0 oz | 143 g  
     
  • Meal Includes:  seasoned salad blend;  organic extra virgin olive oil;  malt vinegar;  Cholula Hot Sauce
     
  • Required:  cool water
     
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon
     
  • Insider Tips: 
    • This salad is best made ahead of time — add your water, strap it to your pack and keep on hiking 'til lunchtime!
    • In a hurry? Add slightly hot (not boiling) water to the blend and allow it to cool as it rehydrates. Expected rehydration time is 45 minutes (half the time).  It may not look quite as bright, but the flavors will be just the same!

Remove

all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

Add

3/4 cup (6 oz / 177 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

Press

air from pouch, seal and lay flat.

Steep-Cook

for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 15 minutes if using hot water). Flip package over occasionally.

 

Stir

in all dressing packets.

STEEP-COOK
an additional 30 minutes. 

ENJOY!

your Southwest Corn and Black Bean Salad topped with tortilla chip bits and Monterey Jack Cheese!

Ingredients & Nutrition

 

 

Ingredients:

Whole Black Beans, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tortilla Chips (stone ground white corn, corn oil, lime), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Monterey Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Malt Vinegar (malt vinegar [barley, corn malt], water), Cholula Hot Sauce (water, peppers [arbol, piquin], salt, vinegar, spices, xanthan gum), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Green Bell Pepper, Organic Tomato Flakes, Spices, Organic Seasoning Blend (organic onion, organic garlic, organic carrot, organic black pepper, organic red bell pepper, organic tomato granules, organic orange peel, organic parsley, organic bay leaves, organic thyme, organic basil, organic celery, organic lemon peel, organic oregano, organic savory, organic mustard seed, organic cumin, organic marjoram, organic coriander, organic cayenne pepper, citric acid, organic rosemary), Lime Juice (corn syrup, lime juice, lime oil), Diced Red Shallots, Sliced White Onion, Chipotle Spice (spices, garlic, salt, sugar), Sea Salt, Minced Shallots, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Celery, Smoked Peppers, Chili Powder, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro, Minced White Onion, Green Onions

Special Notes:

CONTAINS: Milk

PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS

frequently asked questions

Why does the Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad require a full hour for rehydration?
 
If using cool water, rehydrating legumes (such as black beans) can take quite a long time! We recommend adding your water to the dish in the morning for a tasty lunch down the trail. Or, you can use hot water and reduce your wait time to about 20 minutes.
How much food does this yield? I'm going to split it in half and I want to make sure my container it rehydrates in is big enough.
 

The Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad rehydrates to make a 12 ounce serving.

Reviews (14)

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This and the 3 Bean Salad are awesome. Really like cold soak abilities to enjoy lunch on the go. Used this and mixed with some of the chicken salad products on recent High Sierra Trail hike.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Tried it for the first time on my thru-hike of the Centennial Trail, SD. Put the water in while cleaning up after lunch. I added all of the other elements 5 hours or so later during a short break. So fast, so convenient, so tasty! Best pre-packaged meal I ever had on the trail. Couldn't think of adding anything to it. Salty chips , sour malt vinegar, spicy hot sauce and sweetness from the corn. Crazy complex flavor profile and cold soaked to beat the 90+ degree heat. I'm buying more.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    We brought 6 packs of this for lunches in the BWCA. It was so easy to add cold water in the morning, tuck it into a backpack, and have lunch ready and waiting for us to eat when we were hungry. Tasty and filling! I will definitely get more of this the next time the need arises.

  • 4

    4.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Flavor is 4 forks. I did not anticipate not being able to wait the 90+ minutes to enjoy it. Make sure you get this ready BEFORE you're hungry. It's a long, lonely wait while your buddies are chowing down on thier food.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Definitely read this review!! I started out with Good to Go meals and yuck, all three of their most popular ones went in the trash. Seriously, do not waste your time with them. Then I moved to Heather’s choice breakfasts. I think its a personal taste thing, I do not like hot coconut, it was hard for me to get past. So if that’s you, move past their breakfast meals. Then we tried Mountain house chicken and rice and their spaghetti with meat sauce. It was palatable and decent. I could doctor it up ok with some add ons. Well, today my packit gourmet meals came in and we tried the chicken and dumplings, the chili, the tortilla soup and the black bean and corn salad. I almost had a tear come down my cheek, these meals were pretty dang delicious. If you are having doubts about ordering, don’t. Just do it. The extras are what make these meals over the top. Love all the toppings and condiments and love that I can add my own level of spice by adding just a little bit of hot sauce or not. Some of the other brands are so spicy, you can’t taste anything but spice...Good to Go, I’m looking at you. Packit Gourmet, keep it up, your meals will be filling our pack on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks a bunch!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This one is WELL worth the 60+ min wait. Great flavor and just the right amount for one serving. One of my favorite Packit meals!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Loved this one so much I’m going to try and duplicate at home using fresh ingredients. Will order this one again for sure!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    My favorite Packit Gourmet meal, hands down. Tastes great, is vegan (which is important for several members of the family) and is one of the easiest to make - you truly can just add water mid-morning or afternoon and keep hiking. Take it out at lunch or dinner for a delicious meal! Add tortillas or chips for our favorite trail food!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This is REALLY good! It's listed as a lunch, but I could see myself being very content using this as a no-cook dinner option.

Cooking Method

just add water

Water Required

6 ounces

Temperature

cool water

Cook time

90 minutes

Serving

12 Ounces

  • About
  • About Our SOUTHWEST CORN & BLACK BEAN SALAD

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian; vegan if optional cheese is omitted
      • all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
      • 530 calories
      • 21 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.0 oz | 143 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned salad blend;  organic extra virgin olive oil;  malt vinegar;  Cholula Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon
       
    • Insider Tips: 
      • This salad is best made ahead of time — add your water, strap it to your pack and keep on hiking 'til lunchtime!
      • In a hurry? Add slightly hot (not boiling) water to the blend and allow it to cool as it rehydrates. Expected rehydration time is 45 minutes (half the time).  It may not look quite as bright, but the flavors will be just the same!

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    3/4 cup (6 oz / 177 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch, seal and lay flat.

    Steep-Cook

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 15 minutes if using hot water). Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes. 

    ENJOY!

    your Southwest Corn and Black Bean Salad topped with tortilla chip bits and Monterey Jack Cheese!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Whole Black Beans, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tortilla Chips (stone ground white corn, corn oil, lime), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Monterey Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Malt Vinegar (malt vinegar [barley, corn malt], water), Cholula Hot Sauce (water, peppers [arbol, piquin], salt, vinegar, spices, xanthan gum), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Green Bell Pepper, Organic Tomato Flakes, Spices, Organic Seasoning Blend (organic onion, organic garlic, organic carrot, organic black pepper, organic red bell pepper, organic tomato granules, organic orange peel, organic parsley, organic bay leaves, organic thyme, organic basil, organic celery, organic lemon peel, organic oregano, organic savory, organic mustard seed, organic cumin, organic marjoram, organic coriander, organic cayenne pepper, citric acid, organic rosemary), Lime Juice (corn syrup, lime juice, lime oil), Diced Red Shallots, Sliced White Onion, Chipotle Spice (spices, garlic, salt, sugar), Sea Salt, Minced Shallots, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Celery, Smoked Peppers, Chili Powder, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro, Minced White Onion, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS

    frequently asked questions

    Why does the Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad require a full hour for rehydration?
     
    If using cool water, rehydrating legumes (such as black beans) can take quite a long time! We recommend adding your water to the dish in the morning for a tasty lunch down the trail. Or, you can use hot water and reduce your wait time to about 20 minutes.
    How much food does this yield? I'm going to split it in half and I want to make sure my container it rehydrates in is big enough.
     

    The Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad rehydrates to make a 12 ounce serving.

    Reviews (14)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This and the 3 Bean Salad are awesome. Really like cold soak abilities to enjoy lunch on the go. Used this and mixed with some of the chicken salad products on recent High Sierra Trail hike.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried it for the first time on my thru-hike of the Centennial Trail, SD. Put the water in while cleaning up after lunch. I added all of the other elements 5 hours or so later during a short break. So fast, so convenient, so tasty! Best pre-packaged meal I ever had on the trail. Couldn't think of adding anything to it. Salty chips , sour malt vinegar, spicy hot sauce and sweetness from the corn. Crazy complex flavor profile and cold soaked to beat the 90+ degree heat. I'm buying more.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We brought 6 packs of this for lunches in the BWCA. It was so easy to add cold water in the morning, tuck it into a backpack, and have lunch ready and waiting for us to eat when we were hungry. Tasty and filling! I will definitely get more of this the next time the need arises.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Flavor is 4 forks. I did not anticipate not being able to wait the 90+ minutes to enjoy it. Make sure you get this ready BEFORE you're hungry. It's a long, lonely wait while your buddies are chowing down on thier food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Definitely read this review!! I started out with Good to Go meals and yuck, all three of their most popular ones went in the trash. Seriously, do not waste your time with them. Then I moved to Heather’s choice breakfasts. I think its a personal taste thing, I do not like hot coconut, it was hard for me to get past. So if that’s you, move past their breakfast meals. Then we tried Mountain house chicken and rice and their spaghetti with meat sauce. It was palatable and decent. I could doctor it up ok with some add ons. Well, today my packit gourmet meals came in and we tried the chicken and dumplings, the chili, the tortilla soup and the black bean and corn salad. I almost had a tear come down my cheek, these meals were pretty dang delicious. If you are having doubts about ordering, don’t. Just do it. The extras are what make these meals over the top. Love all the toppings and condiments and love that I can add my own level of spice by adding just a little bit of hot sauce or not. Some of the other brands are so spicy, you can’t taste anything but spice...Good to Go, I’m looking at you. Packit Gourmet, keep it up, your meals will be filling our pack on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks a bunch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This one is WELL worth the 60+ min wait. Great flavor and just the right amount for one serving. One of my favorite Packit meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Loved this one so much I’m going to try and duplicate at home using fresh ingredients. Will order this one again for sure!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My favorite Packit Gourmet meal, hands down. Tastes great, is vegan (which is important for several members of the family) and is one of the easiest to make - you truly can just add water mid-morning or afternoon and keep hiking. Take it out at lunch or dinner for a delicious meal! Add tortillas or chips for our favorite trail food!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is REALLY good! It's listed as a lunch, but I could see myself being very content using this as a no-cook dinner option.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    6 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 Ounces

  • Instructions
  • About Our SOUTHWEST CORN & BLACK BEAN SALAD

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian; vegan if optional cheese is omitted
      • all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
      • 530 calories
      • 21 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.0 oz | 143 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned salad blend;  organic extra virgin olive oil;  malt vinegar;  Cholula Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon
       
    • Insider Tips: 
      • This salad is best made ahead of time — add your water, strap it to your pack and keep on hiking 'til lunchtime!
      • In a hurry? Add slightly hot (not boiling) water to the blend and allow it to cool as it rehydrates. Expected rehydration time is 45 minutes (half the time).  It may not look quite as bright, but the flavors will be just the same!

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    3/4 cup (6 oz / 177 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch, seal and lay flat.

    Steep-Cook

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 15 minutes if using hot water). Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes. 

    ENJOY!

    your Southwest Corn and Black Bean Salad topped with tortilla chip bits and Monterey Jack Cheese!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Whole Black Beans, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tortilla Chips (stone ground white corn, corn oil, lime), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Monterey Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Malt Vinegar (malt vinegar [barley, corn malt], water), Cholula Hot Sauce (water, peppers [arbol, piquin], salt, vinegar, spices, xanthan gum), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Green Bell Pepper, Organic Tomato Flakes, Spices, Organic Seasoning Blend (organic onion, organic garlic, organic carrot, organic black pepper, organic red bell pepper, organic tomato granules, organic orange peel, organic parsley, organic bay leaves, organic thyme, organic basil, organic celery, organic lemon peel, organic oregano, organic savory, organic mustard seed, organic cumin, organic marjoram, organic coriander, organic cayenne pepper, citric acid, organic rosemary), Lime Juice (corn syrup, lime juice, lime oil), Diced Red Shallots, Sliced White Onion, Chipotle Spice (spices, garlic, salt, sugar), Sea Salt, Minced Shallots, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Celery, Smoked Peppers, Chili Powder, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro, Minced White Onion, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS

    frequently asked questions

    Why does the Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad require a full hour for rehydration?
     
    If using cool water, rehydrating legumes (such as black beans) can take quite a long time! We recommend adding your water to the dish in the morning for a tasty lunch down the trail. Or, you can use hot water and reduce your wait time to about 20 minutes.
    How much food does this yield? I'm going to split it in half and I want to make sure my container it rehydrates in is big enough.
     

    The Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad rehydrates to make a 12 ounce serving.

    Reviews (14)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This and the 3 Bean Salad are awesome. Really like cold soak abilities to enjoy lunch on the go. Used this and mixed with some of the chicken salad products on recent High Sierra Trail hike.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried it for the first time on my thru-hike of the Centennial Trail, SD. Put the water in while cleaning up after lunch. I added all of the other elements 5 hours or so later during a short break. So fast, so convenient, so tasty! Best pre-packaged meal I ever had on the trail. Couldn't think of adding anything to it. Salty chips , sour malt vinegar, spicy hot sauce and sweetness from the corn. Crazy complex flavor profile and cold soaked to beat the 90+ degree heat. I'm buying more.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We brought 6 packs of this for lunches in the BWCA. It was so easy to add cold water in the morning, tuck it into a backpack, and have lunch ready and waiting for us to eat when we were hungry. Tasty and filling! I will definitely get more of this the next time the need arises.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Flavor is 4 forks. I did not anticipate not being able to wait the 90+ minutes to enjoy it. Make sure you get this ready BEFORE you're hungry. It's a long, lonely wait while your buddies are chowing down on thier food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Definitely read this review!! I started out with Good to Go meals and yuck, all three of their most popular ones went in the trash. Seriously, do not waste your time with them. Then I moved to Heather’s choice breakfasts. I think its a personal taste thing, I do not like hot coconut, it was hard for me to get past. So if that’s you, move past their breakfast meals. Then we tried Mountain house chicken and rice and their spaghetti with meat sauce. It was palatable and decent. I could doctor it up ok with some add ons. Well, today my packit gourmet meals came in and we tried the chicken and dumplings, the chili, the tortilla soup and the black bean and corn salad. I almost had a tear come down my cheek, these meals were pretty dang delicious. If you are having doubts about ordering, don’t. Just do it. The extras are what make these meals over the top. Love all the toppings and condiments and love that I can add my own level of spice by adding just a little bit of hot sauce or not. Some of the other brands are so spicy, you can’t taste anything but spice...Good to Go, I’m looking at you. Packit Gourmet, keep it up, your meals will be filling our pack on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks a bunch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This one is WELL worth the 60+ min wait. Great flavor and just the right amount for one serving. One of my favorite Packit meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Loved this one so much I’m going to try and duplicate at home using fresh ingredients. Will order this one again for sure!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My favorite Packit Gourmet meal, hands down. Tastes great, is vegan (which is important for several members of the family) and is one of the easiest to make - you truly can just add water mid-morning or afternoon and keep hiking. Take it out at lunch or dinner for a delicious meal! Add tortillas or chips for our favorite trail food!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is REALLY good! It's listed as a lunch, but I could see myself being very content using this as a no-cook dinner option.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    6 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 Ounces

  • Ingredients & Nutrition
  • About Our SOUTHWEST CORN & BLACK BEAN SALAD

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian; vegan if optional cheese is omitted
      • all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
      • 530 calories
      • 21 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.0 oz | 143 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned salad blend;  organic extra virgin olive oil;  malt vinegar;  Cholula Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon
       
    • Insider Tips: 
      • This salad is best made ahead of time — add your water, strap it to your pack and keep on hiking 'til lunchtime!
      • In a hurry? Add slightly hot (not boiling) water to the blend and allow it to cool as it rehydrates. Expected rehydration time is 45 minutes (half the time).  It may not look quite as bright, but the flavors will be just the same!

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    3/4 cup (6 oz / 177 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch, seal and lay flat.

    Steep-Cook

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 15 minutes if using hot water). Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes. 

    ENJOY!

    your Southwest Corn and Black Bean Salad topped with tortilla chip bits and Monterey Jack Cheese!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Whole Black Beans, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tortilla Chips (stone ground white corn, corn oil, lime), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Monterey Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Malt Vinegar (malt vinegar [barley, corn malt], water), Cholula Hot Sauce (water, peppers [arbol, piquin], salt, vinegar, spices, xanthan gum), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Green Bell Pepper, Organic Tomato Flakes, Spices, Organic Seasoning Blend (organic onion, organic garlic, organic carrot, organic black pepper, organic red bell pepper, organic tomato granules, organic orange peel, organic parsley, organic bay leaves, organic thyme, organic basil, organic celery, organic lemon peel, organic oregano, organic savory, organic mustard seed, organic cumin, organic marjoram, organic coriander, organic cayenne pepper, citric acid, organic rosemary), Lime Juice (corn syrup, lime juice, lime oil), Diced Red Shallots, Sliced White Onion, Chipotle Spice (spices, garlic, salt, sugar), Sea Salt, Minced Shallots, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Celery, Smoked Peppers, Chili Powder, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro, Minced White Onion, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS

    frequently asked questions

    Why does the Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad require a full hour for rehydration?
     
    If using cool water, rehydrating legumes (such as black beans) can take quite a long time! We recommend adding your water to the dish in the morning for a tasty lunch down the trail. Or, you can use hot water and reduce your wait time to about 20 minutes.
    How much food does this yield? I'm going to split it in half and I want to make sure my container it rehydrates in is big enough.
     

    The Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad rehydrates to make a 12 ounce serving.

    Reviews (14)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This and the 3 Bean Salad are awesome. Really like cold soak abilities to enjoy lunch on the go. Used this and mixed with some of the chicken salad products on recent High Sierra Trail hike.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried it for the first time on my thru-hike of the Centennial Trail, SD. Put the water in while cleaning up after lunch. I added all of the other elements 5 hours or so later during a short break. So fast, so convenient, so tasty! Best pre-packaged meal I ever had on the trail. Couldn't think of adding anything to it. Salty chips , sour malt vinegar, spicy hot sauce and sweetness from the corn. Crazy complex flavor profile and cold soaked to beat the 90+ degree heat. I'm buying more.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We brought 6 packs of this for lunches in the BWCA. It was so easy to add cold water in the morning, tuck it into a backpack, and have lunch ready and waiting for us to eat when we were hungry. Tasty and filling! I will definitely get more of this the next time the need arises.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Flavor is 4 forks. I did not anticipate not being able to wait the 90+ minutes to enjoy it. Make sure you get this ready BEFORE you're hungry. It's a long, lonely wait while your buddies are chowing down on thier food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Definitely read this review!! I started out with Good to Go meals and yuck, all three of their most popular ones went in the trash. Seriously, do not waste your time with them. Then I moved to Heather’s choice breakfasts. I think its a personal taste thing, I do not like hot coconut, it was hard for me to get past. So if that’s you, move past their breakfast meals. Then we tried Mountain house chicken and rice and their spaghetti with meat sauce. It was palatable and decent. I could doctor it up ok with some add ons. Well, today my packit gourmet meals came in and we tried the chicken and dumplings, the chili, the tortilla soup and the black bean and corn salad. I almost had a tear come down my cheek, these meals were pretty dang delicious. If you are having doubts about ordering, don’t. Just do it. The extras are what make these meals over the top. Love all the toppings and condiments and love that I can add my own level of spice by adding just a little bit of hot sauce or not. Some of the other brands are so spicy, you can’t taste anything but spice...Good to Go, I’m looking at you. Packit Gourmet, keep it up, your meals will be filling our pack on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks a bunch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This one is WELL worth the 60+ min wait. Great flavor and just the right amount for one serving. One of my favorite Packit meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Loved this one so much I’m going to try and duplicate at home using fresh ingredients. Will order this one again for sure!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My favorite Packit Gourmet meal, hands down. Tastes great, is vegan (which is important for several members of the family) and is one of the easiest to make - you truly can just add water mid-morning or afternoon and keep hiking. Take it out at lunch or dinner for a delicious meal! Add tortillas or chips for our favorite trail food!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is REALLY good! It's listed as a lunch, but I could see myself being very content using this as a no-cook dinner option.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    6 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 Ounces

  • Reviews (14)
  • About Our SOUTHWEST CORN & BLACK BEAN SALAD

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian; vegan if optional cheese is omitted
      • all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
      • 530 calories
      • 21 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.0 oz | 143 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned salad blend;  organic extra virgin olive oil;  malt vinegar;  Cholula Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon
       
    • Insider Tips: 
      • This salad is best made ahead of time — add your water, strap it to your pack and keep on hiking 'til lunchtime!
      • In a hurry? Add slightly hot (not boiling) water to the blend and allow it to cool as it rehydrates. Expected rehydration time is 45 minutes (half the time).  It may not look quite as bright, but the flavors will be just the same!

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    3/4 cup (6 oz / 177 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch, seal and lay flat.

    Steep-Cook

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 15 minutes if using hot water). Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes. 

    ENJOY!

    your Southwest Corn and Black Bean Salad topped with tortilla chip bits and Monterey Jack Cheese!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Whole Black Beans, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tortilla Chips (stone ground white corn, corn oil, lime), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Monterey Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Malt Vinegar (malt vinegar [barley, corn malt], water), Cholula Hot Sauce (water, peppers [arbol, piquin], salt, vinegar, spices, xanthan gum), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Green Bell Pepper, Organic Tomato Flakes, Spices, Organic Seasoning Blend (organic onion, organic garlic, organic carrot, organic black pepper, organic red bell pepper, organic tomato granules, organic orange peel, organic parsley, organic bay leaves, organic thyme, organic basil, organic celery, organic lemon peel, organic oregano, organic savory, organic mustard seed, organic cumin, organic marjoram, organic coriander, organic cayenne pepper, citric acid, organic rosemary), Lime Juice (corn syrup, lime juice, lime oil), Diced Red Shallots, Sliced White Onion, Chipotle Spice (spices, garlic, salt, sugar), Sea Salt, Minced Shallots, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Celery, Smoked Peppers, Chili Powder, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro, Minced White Onion, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS

    frequently asked questions

    Why does the Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad require a full hour for rehydration?
     
    If using cool water, rehydrating legumes (such as black beans) can take quite a long time! We recommend adding your water to the dish in the morning for a tasty lunch down the trail. Or, you can use hot water and reduce your wait time to about 20 minutes.
    How much food does this yield? I'm going to split it in half and I want to make sure my container it rehydrates in is big enough.
     

    The Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad rehydrates to make a 12 ounce serving.

    Reviews (14)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This and the 3 Bean Salad are awesome. Really like cold soak abilities to enjoy lunch on the go. Used this and mixed with some of the chicken salad products on recent High Sierra Trail hike.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried it for the first time on my thru-hike of the Centennial Trail, SD. Put the water in while cleaning up after lunch. I added all of the other elements 5 hours or so later during a short break. So fast, so convenient, so tasty! Best pre-packaged meal I ever had on the trail. Couldn't think of adding anything to it. Salty chips , sour malt vinegar, spicy hot sauce and sweetness from the corn. Crazy complex flavor profile and cold soaked to beat the 90+ degree heat. I'm buying more.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We brought 6 packs of this for lunches in the BWCA. It was so easy to add cold water in the morning, tuck it into a backpack, and have lunch ready and waiting for us to eat when we were hungry. Tasty and filling! I will definitely get more of this the next time the need arises.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Flavor is 4 forks. I did not anticipate not being able to wait the 90+ minutes to enjoy it. Make sure you get this ready BEFORE you're hungry. It's a long, lonely wait while your buddies are chowing down on thier food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Definitely read this review!! I started out with Good to Go meals and yuck, all three of their most popular ones went in the trash. Seriously, do not waste your time with them. Then I moved to Heather’s choice breakfasts. I think its a personal taste thing, I do not like hot coconut, it was hard for me to get past. So if that’s you, move past their breakfast meals. Then we tried Mountain house chicken and rice and their spaghetti with meat sauce. It was palatable and decent. I could doctor it up ok with some add ons. Well, today my packit gourmet meals came in and we tried the chicken and dumplings, the chili, the tortilla soup and the black bean and corn salad. I almost had a tear come down my cheek, these meals were pretty dang delicious. If you are having doubts about ordering, don’t. Just do it. The extras are what make these meals over the top. Love all the toppings and condiments and love that I can add my own level of spice by adding just a little bit of hot sauce or not. Some of the other brands are so spicy, you can’t taste anything but spice...Good to Go, I’m looking at you. Packit Gourmet, keep it up, your meals will be filling our pack on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks a bunch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This one is WELL worth the 60+ min wait. Great flavor and just the right amount for one serving. One of my favorite Packit meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Loved this one so much I’m going to try and duplicate at home using fresh ingredients. Will order this one again for sure!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My favorite Packit Gourmet meal, hands down. Tastes great, is vegan (which is important for several members of the family) and is one of the easiest to make - you truly can just add water mid-morning or afternoon and keep hiking. Take it out at lunch or dinner for a delicious meal! Add tortillas or chips for our favorite trail food!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is REALLY good! It's listed as a lunch, but I could see myself being very content using this as a no-cook dinner option.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    6 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 Ounces

  • Press
  • About Our SOUTHWEST CORN & BLACK BEAN SALAD

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian; vegan if optional cheese is omitted
      • all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
      • 530 calories
      • 21 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.0 oz | 143 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned salad blend;  organic extra virgin olive oil;  malt vinegar;  Cholula Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon
       
    • Insider Tips: 
      • This salad is best made ahead of time — add your water, strap it to your pack and keep on hiking 'til lunchtime!
      • In a hurry? Add slightly hot (not boiling) water to the blend and allow it to cool as it rehydrates. Expected rehydration time is 45 minutes (half the time).  It may not look quite as bright, but the flavors will be just the same!

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    3/4 cup (6 oz / 177 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch, seal and lay flat.

    Steep-Cook

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 15 minutes if using hot water). Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes. 

    ENJOY!

    your Southwest Corn and Black Bean Salad topped with tortilla chip bits and Monterey Jack Cheese!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Whole Black Beans, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tortilla Chips (stone ground white corn, corn oil, lime), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Monterey Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Malt Vinegar (malt vinegar [barley, corn malt], water), Cholula Hot Sauce (water, peppers [arbol, piquin], salt, vinegar, spices, xanthan gum), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Green Bell Pepper, Organic Tomato Flakes, Spices, Organic Seasoning Blend (organic onion, organic garlic, organic carrot, organic black pepper, organic red bell pepper, organic tomato granules, organic orange peel, organic parsley, organic bay leaves, organic thyme, organic basil, organic celery, organic lemon peel, organic oregano, organic savory, organic mustard seed, organic cumin, organic marjoram, organic coriander, organic cayenne pepper, citric acid, organic rosemary), Lime Juice (corn syrup, lime juice, lime oil), Diced Red Shallots, Sliced White Onion, Chipotle Spice (spices, garlic, salt, sugar), Sea Salt, Minced Shallots, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Celery, Smoked Peppers, Chili Powder, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro, Minced White Onion, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS

    frequently asked questions

    Why does the Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad require a full hour for rehydration?
     
    If using cool water, rehydrating legumes (such as black beans) can take quite a long time! We recommend adding your water to the dish in the morning for a tasty lunch down the trail. Or, you can use hot water and reduce your wait time to about 20 minutes.
    How much food does this yield? I'm going to split it in half and I want to make sure my container it rehydrates in is big enough.
     

    The Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad rehydrates to make a 12 ounce serving.

    Reviews (14)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This and the 3 Bean Salad are awesome. Really like cold soak abilities to enjoy lunch on the go. Used this and mixed with some of the chicken salad products on recent High Sierra Trail hike.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried it for the first time on my thru-hike of the Centennial Trail, SD. Put the water in while cleaning up after lunch. I added all of the other elements 5 hours or so later during a short break. So fast, so convenient, so tasty! Best pre-packaged meal I ever had on the trail. Couldn't think of adding anything to it. Salty chips , sour malt vinegar, spicy hot sauce and sweetness from the corn. Crazy complex flavor profile and cold soaked to beat the 90+ degree heat. I'm buying more.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We brought 6 packs of this for lunches in the BWCA. It was so easy to add cold water in the morning, tuck it into a backpack, and have lunch ready and waiting for us to eat when we were hungry. Tasty and filling! I will definitely get more of this the next time the need arises.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Flavor is 4 forks. I did not anticipate not being able to wait the 90+ minutes to enjoy it. Make sure you get this ready BEFORE you're hungry. It's a long, lonely wait while your buddies are chowing down on thier food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Definitely read this review!! I started out with Good to Go meals and yuck, all three of their most popular ones went in the trash. Seriously, do not waste your time with them. Then I moved to Heather’s choice breakfasts. I think its a personal taste thing, I do not like hot coconut, it was hard for me to get past. So if that’s you, move past their breakfast meals. Then we tried Mountain house chicken and rice and their spaghetti with meat sauce. It was palatable and decent. I could doctor it up ok with some add ons. Well, today my packit gourmet meals came in and we tried the chicken and dumplings, the chili, the tortilla soup and the black bean and corn salad. I almost had a tear come down my cheek, these meals were pretty dang delicious. If you are having doubts about ordering, don’t. Just do it. The extras are what make these meals over the top. Love all the toppings and condiments and love that I can add my own level of spice by adding just a little bit of hot sauce or not. Some of the other brands are so spicy, you can’t taste anything but spice...Good to Go, I’m looking at you. Packit Gourmet, keep it up, your meals will be filling our pack on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks a bunch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This one is WELL worth the 60+ min wait. Great flavor and just the right amount for one serving. One of my favorite Packit meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Loved this one so much I’m going to try and duplicate at home using fresh ingredients. Will order this one again for sure!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My favorite Packit Gourmet meal, hands down. Tastes great, is vegan (which is important for several members of the family) and is one of the easiest to make - you truly can just add water mid-morning or afternoon and keep hiking. Take it out at lunch or dinner for a delicious meal! Add tortillas or chips for our favorite trail food!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is REALLY good! It's listed as a lunch, but I could see myself being very content using this as a no-cook dinner option.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    6 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 Ounces

  • FAQS
  • About Our SOUTHWEST CORN & BLACK BEAN SALAD

    • 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian; vegan if optional cheese is omitted
      • all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
      • 530 calories
      • 21 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.0 oz | 143 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned salad blend;  organic extra virgin olive oil;  malt vinegar;  Cholula Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon
       
    • Insider Tips: 
      • This salad is best made ahead of time — add your water, strap it to your pack and keep on hiking 'til lunchtime!
      • In a hurry? Add slightly hot (not boiling) water to the blend and allow it to cool as it rehydrates. Expected rehydration time is 45 minutes (half the time).  It may not look quite as bright, but the flavors will be just the same!

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    3/4 cup (6 oz / 177 ml) of cool water (or hot water to shorten time) to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch, seal and lay flat.

    Steep-Cook

    for 60 minutes if using cool water (or 15 minutes if using hot water). Flip package over occasionally.

     

    Stir

    in all dressing packets.

    STEEP-COOK
    an additional 30 minutes. 

    ENJOY!

    your Southwest Corn and Black Bean Salad topped with tortilla chip bits and Monterey Jack Cheese!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Whole Black Beans, Organic Fire-Roasted Yellow Corn, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tortilla Chips (stone ground white corn, corn oil, lime), Organic Whole Kernel Yellow Corn, Monterey Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Malt Vinegar (malt vinegar [barley, corn malt], water), Cholula Hot Sauce (water, peppers [arbol, piquin], salt, vinegar, spices, xanthan gum), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Green Bell Pepper, Organic Tomato Flakes, Spices, Organic Seasoning Blend (organic onion, organic garlic, organic carrot, organic black pepper, organic red bell pepper, organic tomato granules, organic orange peel, organic parsley, organic bay leaves, organic thyme, organic basil, organic celery, organic lemon peel, organic oregano, organic savory, organic mustard seed, organic cumin, organic marjoram, organic coriander, organic cayenne pepper, citric acid, organic rosemary), Lime Juice (corn syrup, lime juice, lime oil), Diced Red Shallots, Sliced White Onion, Chipotle Spice (spices, garlic, salt, sugar), Sea Salt, Minced Shallots, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Celery, Smoked Peppers, Chili Powder, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro, Minced White Onion, Green Onions

    Special Notes:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS

    frequently asked questions

    Why does the Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad require a full hour for rehydration?
     
    If using cool water, rehydrating legumes (such as black beans) can take quite a long time! We recommend adding your water to the dish in the morning for a tasty lunch down the trail. Or, you can use hot water and reduce your wait time to about 20 minutes.
    How much food does this yield? I'm going to split it in half and I want to make sure my container it rehydrates in is big enough.
     

    The Southwest Corn & Black Bean Salad rehydrates to make a 12 ounce serving.

    Reviews (14)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This and the 3 Bean Salad are awesome. Really like cold soak abilities to enjoy lunch on the go. Used this and mixed with some of the chicken salad products on recent High Sierra Trail hike.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried it for the first time on my thru-hike of the Centennial Trail, SD. Put the water in while cleaning up after lunch. I added all of the other elements 5 hours or so later during a short break. So fast, so convenient, so tasty! Best pre-packaged meal I ever had on the trail. Couldn't think of adding anything to it. Salty chips , sour malt vinegar, spicy hot sauce and sweetness from the corn. Crazy complex flavor profile and cold soaked to beat the 90+ degree heat. I'm buying more.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We brought 6 packs of this for lunches in the BWCA. It was so easy to add cold water in the morning, tuck it into a backpack, and have lunch ready and waiting for us to eat when we were hungry. Tasty and filling! I will definitely get more of this the next time the need arises.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Flavor is 4 forks. I did not anticipate not being able to wait the 90+ minutes to enjoy it. Make sure you get this ready BEFORE you're hungry. It's a long, lonely wait while your buddies are chowing down on thier food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Definitely read this review!! I started out with Good to Go meals and yuck, all three of their most popular ones went in the trash. Seriously, do not waste your time with them. Then I moved to Heather’s choice breakfasts. I think its a personal taste thing, I do not like hot coconut, it was hard for me to get past. So if that’s you, move past their breakfast meals. Then we tried Mountain house chicken and rice and their spaghetti with meat sauce. It was palatable and decent. I could doctor it up ok with some add ons. Well, today my packit gourmet meals came in and we tried the chicken and dumplings, the chili, the tortilla soup and the black bean and corn salad. I almost had a tear come down my cheek, these meals were pretty dang delicious. If you are having doubts about ordering, don’t. Just do it. The extras are what make these meals over the top. Love all the toppings and condiments and love that I can add my own level of spice by adding just a little bit of hot sauce or not. Some of the other brands are so spicy, you can’t taste anything but spice...Good to Go, I’m looking at you. Packit Gourmet, keep it up, your meals will be filling our pack on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Thanks a bunch!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This one is WELL worth the 60+ min wait. Great flavor and just the right amount for one serving. One of my favorite Packit meals!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Loved this one so much I’m going to try and duplicate at home using fresh ingredients. Will order this one again for sure!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My favorite Packit Gourmet meal, hands down. Tastes great, is vegan (which is important for several members of the family) and is one of the easiest to make - you truly can just add water mid-morning or afternoon and keep hiking. Take it out at lunch or dinner for a delicious meal! Add tortillas or chips for our favorite trail food!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is REALLY good! It's listed as a lunch, but I could see myself being very content using this as a no-cook dinner option.

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    6 ounces

    Temperature

    cool water

    Cook time

    90 minutes

    Serving

    12 Ounces