Looking for an easy and delicious side salad? This Avocado & Black Bean Salad comes together with just a handful of simple ingredients and requires no cooking! A super simple and filling salad!

side shot of a tin bowl filled with avocado and black bean salad with tomato, onion and cilantro mixed in as well

It’s not often you see a salad recipe here on Food with Feeling :D BUT this one is simple and filling and SO DELICIOUS!

This salad is a result of several handfuls of random veggies leftover in my fridge. I always seem to have leftover tomato and onion laying around and HATE letting it go to waste. So, one day I threw together all of the random leftovers I could find and the result was this super simple salad. I LOVE IT SO MUCH! 😍

top down shot of a tin bowl filled with avocado and black bean salad with tomato, onion and cilantro mixed in as well. the bowl is sitting on a round wood board with fresh avocado in the corner

I love eating filling salads like this in the summer but honestly, this is delicious YEAR ROUND! When we have corn on hand, I also love to toss some of that in for a quintessentially summer salad YUM.

Because I wanted to keep it simple, I made a very basic dressing to toss over the veggies. The base of it is olive oil and lime juice with a little garlic and cumin mixed in as well. If you like things spicy, a little bit of cayenne or even sriracha would be SO GOOD mixed into the dressing as well. I’m a wimp when it comes to heat though :D

top down shot of a large bowl filled with avocado and black bean salad with tomato, onion and cilantro mixed in as well. with fresh avocado in the corner

Main ingredients we’re working with in this Black Bean Salad:

  • Black Beans– I used a simple 15-ounce can that I drained and thoroughly rinsed.
  • Avocado– you could use more or less avocado depending on your preference. I often vary the amount that I put in the salad depending on the season and what I happen to have in the fridge.
  • Tomato– I love this salad with tomato but if it’s not your thing, you could definitely leave it out.
  • Onion– I happened to have some sweet onion lying around but really *any* kind would work well in this. Or even shallot if you want a milder taste.
  • Cilantro– it blows my mind that some people don’t like cilantro but I know it’s a hereditary thing too. haha. IF you’re one of the weird people who isn’t super into cilantro, you can definitely leave it out.
  • Lime– We’re using the juice AND zest from a lime for extra flavor.

top down shot of a tin bowl filled with avocado and black bean salad with tomato, onion and cilantro mixed in as well. the bowl is sitting on a round wood board with fresh avocado in the corner

That’s all for today! As usual, if you end up making this recipe, PLEASE snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I always love to see what you’re making from my blog.

See how to make the Black Bean & Avocado Salad here:

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Avocado & Black Bean Salad


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This avocado and black bean salad is super simple to throw together and a delicious and filling salad!


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Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • ¾ cup of sweet onion, finely diced
  • 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup of cilantro
  • zest of 1/2 a lime (about 1 teaspoon)
  • Juice of 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and zest, cumin, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the avocado, tomato, onion, black beans, and cilantro. Pour the dressing on top and toss to combine. Enjoy immediately or save for later!*

Notes

The lime juice helps the avocado from turning brown but this is still best enjoyed within 24 hours.

  • Category: side dish
  • Method: cooking
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: vegan salad, avocado salad, black bean salad