Black Bean Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Cilantro
I saw a pinto bean salad over at Kalyn’s Kitchen that looked really delicious so I decided to make it. Unfortunately, I was out of pinto beans but luckily I had black beans which worked out great. I loved the combination of the flavors and textures in this salad – it was a big hit with all of us. I made burritos using this salad and some leftover flank steak for my husband’s lunch the next day and he LOVED it. It’s a quick and easy side dish that will pair nicely with most Mexican main entrees.
How to Make a Black Bean Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Cilantro
Place the drained and rinsed black beans into a bowl; add the vinegar and mix until well combined. Set aside. Place the avocado, tomato, red onion, and cilantro together in a bowl.
Combine the lime juice, garlic, and oil into a small container, whisk until well combined. Pour avocado mixture in with the black beans then drizzle the top with the lime mixture. Mix until evenly coated and well combined. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
- 1 can black beans rinsed & drained
- 4 tsp white balsamic vinegar
- 2 avocados diced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
- ¼ cup red onion diced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- Place the drained and rinsed black beans into a bowl; add the vinegar and mix until well combined. Set aside. Place the avocado, tomato, red onion, and cilantro together in a bowl.
- Combine the lime juice, garlic, and oil into a small container, whisk until well combined. Pour avocado mixture in with the black beans then drizzle the top with the lime mixture. Mix until evenly coated and well combined. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy.
I make a similar salad and it’s one of my favorites! Just had it for dinner tonight, mmm!
I have some avocados to use up so this here is just perfect!
Another yummy summer salad!! Thank YOU!
Such a pretty salad! And I love avocados. YUM!
Looks like a great light lunch option for a hot day, thanks for sharing!
I love black bean salad, but it’s even better with avocado!
Pinned it! I want to use this for taco toppings or with fajita chicken or beef in a chimmichanga! Thanks, Pam!
Good to know that this salad is so versatile! Pretty sure I have it bookmarked as well and I think I like it even better with black beans!
It sounds like a good side dish or lunch!
I’ve been making this for years, and have used several different types of beans. Glad you enjoyed it!
I really like Black Bean salad and your add ins are perfect.
I love this Pam I wantthis for dinner:)
This will be a great dish to accompany a BBQ! Looks delicious.
This salad looks so fresh and tasty! I love avocados!
I love the colors of this salad. Really looks tasty.
What a beautiful, healthy and filling salad!Love it!
I could have this EVERY DAY!!
This looks so good! I love black beans and avocados. I wonder how this would be if I added some quinoa to it?
the only thing keeping this from being my perfect side dish is those pesky red onions. 🙂
looks amazing.. made something similar with avocado and black beans… so delish.
Great salad! Black beans & avocado are great together!
I tried this salad last night. Wonderful!!! I used three avocados instead of two, and added a finely diced fresh jalapeno, seeds and all. And clean, too! Thank you! I will make this again.
This is a wonderful salad! I added another avocado to the mix and it was perfect, had just enough left over for hubby’s lunch the next day! Guys at work kept eyeing it he said 😉 Definitely a keeper.
Thanks for all the great recipes!
ummm…how many calories per serving? im trying to watch what i eat. thanks!
Why do we mix the black beans and vinegar instead of adding the vinegar as a component of the dressing?
It helps the beans become extra flavorful before tossing with the other ingredients. Feel free to skip the step and just add the vinegar to the vinaigrette if you would prefer.