I love avocados and that’s one of the many tasty and healthy ingredients in this Black Bean Avocado Salad. I actually love all the ingredients in this easy-to-make salad…it’s really like a party for your taste buds! 🙂 In addition to avocado and black beans, there’s red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, corn, and some jalapeño, to give it a little kick—and they all taste great together!
I first made this recipe a few years back, when I reviewed a cookbook called Lose Weight By Eating (William Morrow, softcover), which is filled with lots of great recipes! The book describes this Black Bean Avocado Salad as a “crisp, salsa-like side-dish” and it’s only 131 calories per serving. So what’s not to love about this, right? You can serve this with chips as a snack or top a chicken breast with it for extra flavor and protein! Or serve it as a side dish!
Black Bean Avocado Salsa
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.
Recipe used with permission | nancy-c.com
I really love the way this tastes! It’s great when a dish is both healthy and yummy, isn’t it? Do you have a favorite healthy dish you like making?