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Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

posted by Melissa Huggins February 11, 2016 8 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!

Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad ~ a bright, colorful and flavorful 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 is the perfect healthy meal. It’s light and refreshing, yet completely satisfying.

I love colorful meals because they are gorgeous to look at, and filled with tons of different nutrients. When you eat the color of the rainbow, you are providing your body with all the nutrition it needs. Some of my favorite colorful meals are my Lentil Mushroom Tacos w/ Mango Salsa my Santa Fé Roasted Stuffed Peppers.

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!
So many ways to enjoy this Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

You can make this into a side dish to most any meal, and it’s perfect for a mid-day snack. I often make a huge batch and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. I love having it for breakfast along side tofu scramble, or on top of a bagel. You can serve it with organic corn tortilla chips, but you can also use pita bread, tortilla or just eat it as is. The options are endless.

Most of the ingredients are probably in your kitchen now.

You’ll just need canned black beans, avocados, fresh or frozen corn, cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh cilantro, fresh lime, olive oil and seasoning. Now that’s a meal packed with healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

It’s so easy to put together

There’s no cooking or detailed prepping in this tasty recipe. Just wash and cut the avocado, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro, then toss together with canned black beans, frozen (thawed) corn and salt & pepper. 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. Just whisk the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, cayenne powder, garlic powder and salt in a small bowl. Now pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.

This dressing can also be blended, toss in the cilantro, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper in a blender. While blending, slowly pour in olive oil. Voila, you are ready to chow down!

So why not enjoy this bright, colorful and flavorful dish tonight?  You’ll be chowing down on pure nutrition in no time.

It can be addicting, so you might want to make extra. Don’t worry, because it’s a healthy addiction 🙂

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!I’d love to hear from you

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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!

Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

Serves 6-8

Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad ~ a bright, colorful and flavorful fiesta on a plate!

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Salad:
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 cilantro, rough chopped
Dressing:
1/3 cup fresh lime juice, more if desired
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon maple syrup or agave
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all the veggies in a large bowl (except the avocado) and toss to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, chili powder, garlic powder, ground pepper and salt.
  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.

*The dressing can also be blended, just toss in the cilantro, garlic powder, chili powder salt and pepper. While blending, slowly pour in olive oil.)

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Margaret March 8, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Love this salad – easy, tasty, attractive, and healthy!

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Melissa Huggins March 12, 2017 at 9:06 pm

Hi Margaret, thank you so much! I’m so happy you like it. It’s a family favorite over here. 🙂

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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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