Avocado Black Bean and Corn Salad

Friday, June 22, 2018

Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad
is a gluten free vegan recipe that is bursting with fresh and colorful flavors!
This is a delicious side dish that goes great at any picnic. It keeps great prepared even the day before and adding the dressing just before serving.
This is perfect for all in one bowl side dish for your family picnic, events and holiday get together's.

this is a bowl of Tex Mex style salad with black beans, chopped tomato, cubed cucumbers, shucked corn off the cob, avocado with a lime dressing this is almost like having an avocado and black bean salsa

Easy to prepare

You can either make the beans fresh or canned.

I usually put my dried package of black beans in the slow cooker overnight and in the morning they are perfectly cooked.

Remember this recipe is just a guideline on quantities. Add more or less to the group of folks your entertaining.

With a large crowd, I usually double this recipe and keep half in the refrigerator undressed and add it to the bowl when it's almost gone.

It keeps it fresh like I just made it, instead of mushy vegetables from the dressing being on it too long.

this is a bowl of Tex Mex style salad with black beans, chopped tomato, cubed cucumbers, shucked corn off the cob, avocado with a lime dressing

A colorful vegetable side dish

I usually make a big batch of boiled corn on the cob and take it off the cob with a sharp knife.

That makes it easier to add more to this salad.

I usually don't mix it all together as you have noticed, some folks can't eat corn or don't like beans, so they can scoop out just what they like!

Boiled Corn on the Cob in a foil dish with tongs to grab them with

Set up a salad station for picky eaters!

As I said some guests can't eat some of the vegetables in the salad, or just don't like them.

I get a large platter ready with shredded lettuce, cubed cheeses, green beans, raw cauliflower and broccoli florets, mushrooms, sliced radishes, chickpeas, chopped onions.

I also will have other dressing handy.

We have many picky eaters along with family members who can't digest some of the skins on the vegetables.

this is a bowl of Tex Mex style salad with black beans, chopped tomato, cubed cucumbers, shucked corn off the cob, avocado with a lime dressing

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We are all Big Fans Of All Kinds of Salads and the Fixin's

Lucky for me, everyone loves avocados. Salads are always on our dinner table.

I am a big black bean fan and this is kind of like a salsa salad.

Adding any of the other suggestions above to the avocado with black bean and corn salad is an even bigger bonus for everyone;

Just remember you can mix it all together, I chose to keep it all separated to please everyone.

It gives me the freedom of having everything we love in one big bowl easy to eat, especially the corn!

The lime dressing is the perfect combinations for flavors in any of the California style, Southwestern or Tex Mex salads.

This Avocado and Black Bean Corn Salad is almost like having an avocado black bean salsa!

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this is a bowl of Tex Mex style salad with black beans, chopped tomato, cubed cucumbers, shucked corn off the cob, avocado with a lime dressing

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

prep time: 10 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 15 mins


3 Avocados cleaned and cubed
2 cups of more of Black beans (either freshly made or canned drained)
3 Boiled fresh ears of corn cut off the cob
3 cups of grape tomatoes sliced in half or plum tomatoes chopped 
2 cucumbers seeded and cubed

Optional 1 cup of any or each: other beans like chickpeas or cannellini, chopped olives, sliced fresh mushrooms, chopped green chilies or bell peppers, chopped red onion

1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
extra virgin olive oil
salt, pepper to taste
chopped fresh Italian parsley or cilantro
2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon honey


Clean chop and  cube the salad ingredients.  Add to your bowl. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

In a small deep bowl whisk together all the dressing ingredients and set aside.  Pour over salad and serve immediately.

Note: use firmer avocado, not mushy ones they will hold up better in your salad.

Do not add dressing on until the salad is ready to eat. Lime juice soften the vegetables and they won't stay crispy.
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this is a bowl of Tex Mex style salad with black beans, chopped tomato, cubed cucumbers, shucked corn off the cob, avocado with a lime dressing


  1. I make a seriously delicious version of this with some quinoa!! I never added the avocado though!! I def will next time!! Thanks for this amazing inspiration!

  2. I am loving the ingredients in this one, Claudia!! Looks perfectly summery -- going to try it with grilled chicken this weekend!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this classic combination of black beans, corn and avocado. Truly an excellent summer salad. I'll have this ready for when I fire up the grill.

  4. What a lovely combination of flavours! The dressing sounds delicious!

  5. Beautiful recipe.. They make a perfect filling for my tortilla's in summer..

  6. Dear Claudia, your salad looks wonderful! A delicious array of ingredients...this is perfect with any summer meal. XO, Catherine

  7. I love this combination of ingredients! The dressing sounds amazing, too!

  8. You can never have too many salad recipes this time of year. This looks wonderful...and we love corn on the grill. The addition of avocado and black beans turns this in to a Mexican fusion side for sure.

  9. So many things in here we love!! Avocado, corn are family favorites so this would be a treat. Can't wait to try this soon. Saving this for later.

  10. We certainly love our salads and what we like doesn't necessarily mean everyone else will like it too. You found a clever way to solve the problems of the picky eater. Just turn it into sections and they can pick what they like. I really like your combination. Will be a huge hit during the holidays.

  11. I'm on salad eating phase right now and more salad recipes I come across, more happy I am. This is one of my most favorite salad recipe with all my favorite ingredients. Looks absolutely delicious

  12. I love this combination of black beans, avocado and corn! Perfect vibrant summer salad to have as a quick and refreshing lunch or as a side dish....so many options!

  13. This salad is an amazing side dish for a bbq party. Healthy and so fresh- what else do you need to please the crowd? Perfect

  14. You can never have enough tasty salad recipes and this most definitely a great one..great for family picnics or a trip to the beach. Yummy

  15. So perfect for summer picnics and bbqs! Love that you used fresh corn and the dressing is the ultimate combination of refreshing flavors .. love it!


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