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Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad W/ Cilantro-Lime Dressing

posted by Melissa Huggins February 11, 2016 6 Comments
This Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing is such a bright, colorful and flavorful dish. It looks like a fiesta on a plate!

This Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing is such a bright, colorful and flavorful dish. It looks like a fiesta on a plate! 

This Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing is such a bright, colorful and flavorful dish. It looks like a fiesta on a plate! I absolutely love having salad as a main dish, but it has to be filling. Otherwise, I’ll have hunger pangs thirty minutes later and that’s not fun. This Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad makes the perfect meal. It’s light and refreshing, yet completely satisfying.

Also, you can make this as a side dish to most any meal. It’s so versatile and easily adaptable, so feel free to omit ingredients or add more of your favorite.

To make the flavors pop in this salad, I added a Cilantro-Lime dressing, because it gives off the right amount of zing. I served this with organic corn tortilla chips, but you can also use pita bread, tortilla or just eat it, as is. Most of the ingredients for this recipe, are probably in your kitchen right now.

So, why not enjoy this bright, colorful and flavorful dish tonight? Oh, did I mention how ridiculously healthy this salad is? You’ll be chowing down on pure nutrition. It’s perfect for picky kiddos, too.

It can be addicting, so you might want to make extra. It’s perfect for left overs, too.

Enjoy!

This Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing is such a bright, colorful and flavorful dish. It looks like a fiesta on a plate!

Serves 6-8

Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad W/ Cilantro-Lime Dressing

This Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing is such a bright, colorful and flavorful dish. It looks like a fiesta on a plate!

25 minPrep Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2-3 avocados, seeded and chopped (*see note)
2 cups corn fresh or frozen (thawed)
2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
Dressing Ingredients:
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon maple syrup or agave
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place all the veggies in a large bowl (except the avocado) and toss to combine. Add salt & pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, cayenne powder, garlic powder and salt. (*this mixture can also be blended, just toss in the cilantro, garlic powder, salt and optional cayenne pepper. While blending, slowly pour in olive oil.)
  3. Pour dressing over veggies and toss to combine. Now add avocado and toss gently so they don't mash together. Taste for salt and pepper, add as needed.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 2-3 days. Serve with fresh pita bread, tortilla chips or a side of rice. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: Salad

Notes

Avocados that are just-ripe, work the best, otherwise they will get mushy in your salad.

http://veganhuggs.com/avocado-black-bean-corn-salad/

This Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Dressing is such a bright, colorful and flavorful dish. It looks like a fiesta on a plate! If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think. It would really make my day. You can also follow me on Instagram and share your creation with me, Just tag me @veganhuggs and hashtag #veganhuggs.

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Shelley December 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Super good, just a bit too much lime juice for me. I added a bit of honey to counteract the lime. Love the combo.

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Melissa Huggins December 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Hi Shelley, I’m so glad you liked it.It’s a good idea to balance out the lime with sweetener. I think I’ll suggest that in the recipe section. Thank you for the tip. 🙂

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