Black Bean Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Here’s a simple, refreshing and healthy salad for the summer.  Just a few ingredients and homemade dressing.  Serve as is, or on a slice of toasted baguette rubbed with garlic, or rolled up in a warm tortilla.  Yum!


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

For the dressing:

1 ripe avocado, skin removed, pitted and roughly chopped

Juice from two small limes

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup cold water

Salt & pepper to taste

1 clove garlic (optional)


1.  Combine the black beans, tomato and onion in a large bowl.

2.  For the dressing, blend the avocado, lime juice, olive oil, water, salt & pepper, and garlic (if using) until it is creamy.  If it is too thick, add water in small amounts until you achieve the desired consistency.  I prefer the dressing a little thin, so the salad stays light.

3.  Pour dressing over the salad and stir gently to combine.  Serve garnished with fresh cilantro.

Note: It’s best to make the dressing just before serving.  However, the dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days without browning IF you keep it in a tightly sealed glass jar.

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