It’s the last week of school for us – summer, we are READY! The sun is out, and we’re ready for cook-outs, pool parties and late nights. And I’ve got the perfect recipe to share that comes together quickly for those pot lucks (or last minute guests) and which is a crowd pleaser: black bean, corn & avocado salad.

black bean corn avocado salad

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Black bean, corn and avocado salad recipe

I can’t tell you how happy I was when my kids spotted this dish in the fridge and exclaimed – “MOM – that looks awesome!” Total mom win, right?:) The best thing about it is that not only is it beautifully colorful, it’s also super simple to make and is chock full of goodness. You can prepare this dish ahead of time, add in the avocado right before serving, give it a good mix, and you’ve got a salad recipe I know you’ll come back to.

Tips on making a black bean, corn and avocado salad

  • black bean corn avocado saladWash and chop your veggies, open your cans and mix everything together ahead of time. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve, and add the avocado at the last minute to prevent browning.
  • If you must add avocado ahead of time, put plastic wrap tightly over the salad (touching the black bean, corn & avocado salad) to help prevent browning. The lime juice will also help.
  • My husband got this avocado tool for me last year and I absolutely love it. If you are also an avocado fan, I highly recommend it!
  • I recommend organic ingredients whenever feasible, especially those falling on the dirty dozen list
  • This salad works well on it’s own or served with chicken, meat, fish or obviously any Southwestern-inspired foods.

 

5 from 1 vote
Mexican bean salad: a delicious real food side that's vegetarian and gluten free.
Black bean, Corn, Avocado Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A Southwestern-inspired salad that combines beans, corn and a mix of colorful vegetables, all folded up in a creamy avocado-y, lime juice blend.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 118 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can corn drained
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 red, orange or yellow pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 avocados peeled and diced
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl. Mix to combine. The more that you mix, the more the avocado will coat the salad; adjust to your liking.

  2. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Black bean, Corn, Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 394mg11%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 31.7mg38%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Hope you enjoy this salad as much as we do! Would love to hear about it in the comments below:).

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