Black Bean Avocado Salad

Black Bean Avocado Salad @ NancyC

I’ve been on an avocado kick lately! So I was drawn to this recipe from the new cookbook Lose Weight By Eating (William Morrow, softcover). This side dish has so many ingredients I love–LoseWeightByEatingavocados, of course, along with black beans, red onion, bell pepper, and corn. I just knew I would like it!

There are lots of other great-sounding recipes I found in my review copy. Author Audrey Johns developed more than 130 clean eating recipes during her 11-month weight loss journey, losing more than 150 pounds and proving that you really can lose weight if you’re eating the right things! There’s a good variety of recipes for every meal and healthy desserts, too–things like Chili Cheese Omelet, Strawberry Scones with Lime Glaze, Meatball Sliders, Skinny Chicken Alfredo, California Club Pizza, and Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes.

I decided to try the Black Bean Avocado Salad, which is described in the book as a crisp, salsa-like side dish–and just 131 calories per serving. You can serve it with chips as a snack, or top a chicken breast with it for extra flavor and protein.

BLACK BEAN AVOCADO SALAD from Lose Weight by Eating

Makes six 1/2 cup servings

  • 1 (16-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large bowl, combine the beans, jalapeño, bell pepper, avocado, red onion, cilantro, corn, lime juice, and garlic. Gently mix and add salt and black pepper to taste.

Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour and serve.

I really liked the way this tasted–it’s nice when a dish is both healthy and yummy, isn’t it? Do you have a favorite healthy snack that you like to make?

Linked to Fiesta Friday, Meal Plan Monday, Inspire Me Monday, Show and Share, Full Plate Thursday, Create It Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Recipe Round-Up.

27 thoughts on “Black Bean Avocado Salad

  1. Linda

    I love Black Bean Salad! And the addition of the avocado pushes it to the top! It’s great finding real recipes you can make again and again…Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday 🙂
    Fabulous Fare Sisters


  2. Life Diet Health

    This sounds yummy and not too dissimilar from something I usually make – black beans, avocado and corn are always great together. Thanks for sharing and happy Fiesta Friday 🙂


  3. Bam's Kitchen

    Now all I need is a big bowl of crunchy tortilla chips to scoop out the salad and I would be one happy camper. LOL
    Also Great over grilled fish …sorry my inner child was putting in a request.


  4. Helen Adams

    We will just love this Black Bean Avocado Salad, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen


  5. Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms

    So yummy! I LOVE avocados and black beans. This could be perfect really for any Mexican dish… inside tacos, as a dip for chips, or just plain as a salad. Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things, look for your feature tomorrow on my blog!


  6. Shari

    This looks so good, Nancy! I love avocados, too. They are one of my favorite things. The cookbook sounds like a great one to have as well. It would be wonderful to be able to lose weight by eating! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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