Black Bean Salad: an Easy Side Dish

Black Bean Salad: an Easy Side Dish

Looking for an easy side dish for a quick summer meal? Using easy pantry items allows you to whip up this Black Bean Salad with little preparation or shopping. It won’t take much effort to add it to your dinner tonight.

Looking for dinner ideas too? How about making our TexMex Shrimp Skewers with Peach Salsa or Catfish Tacos with Cucumber Salsa to serve with this dish?

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Black Bean Salad

A Great and Easy Summer Side Dish
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword: avocado, black bean, corn
Author: Scott Duncan, ©2010


  • 2 limes juiced
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1 ½ t cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ C chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 15 oz. cans of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1 C frozen corn thawed
  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine lime juice, cumin, garlic, salt & pepper.
  • Slowly whisk in olive oil.
  • Stir in cilantro.
  • Toss avocado pieces in dressing to keep from turning brown.
  • Add black beans, tomato, corn, jalapeño, scallions, and gently combine.
  • Check seasonings and adjust as necessary.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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