Black Bean Avocado Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet! And with that burst of sun and heat, our tastebuds have been craving a fiesta of flavours. This Black Bean Avocado Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing is a perfect summer dish: light, easy to make, and bursting with flavours.

I love to make it ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge so that the vegetables and beans absorb the flavours. This salad makes a great lunch or serves as a perfect side dish to a variety of Mexican inspired recipes – think quesadillas and queso dip. Yum!

Hope you’re hungry. This one’s a keeper!

Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour +


1 540 ml can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 c fresh cilantro, chopped
2 green onion, chopped
1 tsp jalapeño pepper (optional), minced
1 avocado, chopped

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 limes, juiced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt



  1. Rinse and drain black beans. Chop all vegetables except avocado.
  2. Mix ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Make dressing by adding all dressing ingredients to a cup or jar and whisking vigorously until emulsified.
  4. Add dressing to salad and stir.
  5. Chill for at least an hour (even prepare the day ahead).
  6. Add avocado just before serving and garnish with a squeeze of lime and fresh cilantro.



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