Avocado and Black Bean Salad Recipe

This Avocado and Black Bean Salad is a delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for any occasion. Packed with healthy fats, fiber, and protein, it’s a great way to enjoy the benefits of avocados and black beans in one tasty meal.


  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Dice the avocados and place them in a large mixing bowl.
    • Drain and rinse the black beans and add them to the bowl.
    • Halve the cherry tomatoes, finely chop the red onion, and dice the red bell pepper. Add these to the bowl.
    • Add the corn kernels, chopped cilantro, and jalapeño (if using) to the bowl.
  2. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Assemble the Salad:
    • Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients in the large mixing bowl.
    • Gently toss everything together until the ingredients are well coated with the dressing.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve immediately for the freshest flavor. This salad can also be chilled in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.


  • Choosing Avocados: Ensure the avocados are ripe but firm to avoid them becoming mushy in the salad.
  • Add-ins: Feel free to add other ingredients such as diced cucumbers, radishes, or a handful of baby spinach for extra crunch and nutrition.
  • Make Ahead: If making ahead, add the avocado just before serving to prevent it from browning.

Enjoy this Avocado and Black Bean Salad as a light lunch, a side dish, or a healthy addition to your next gathering. It’s vibrant, flavorful, and loaded with wholesome goodness!