Avocado & Black Bean Salad

Avocado, black beans, tomato, onion and cilantro dressed with olive oil, garlic and lime making this salad a healthy nutritious choice for a side dish or a filling meal. 
Avocado & Black Bean SaladI shared my tomato avocado salad a few weeks ago and I’ve gotten so many emails and Instagram tags from you guys, telling me how much you enjoyed it! So today I’m sharing another delicious avocado salad. This salad is loaded with black beans, avocado, tomato, onion and cilantro. It’s my tex-mex twist on the classic avocado salad so adding corn, olives, or minced cucumber will make a great addition!

The salad is dressed in an olive oil, garlic and lime dressing and the lime helps keep the avocados nice and vibrant green. If you’re making this the night before, dice up everything else and add the avocados and dressing the last-minute.

If you’ve never had an avocado salad before, this is a great way to try it. Avocados are packed with hearty healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants. Eating avocados can also lower cholesterol levels and help you lose weight!
Avocado & Black Bean Salad

Avocado & Black Bean Salad

4.65 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Layla


  • 2 avocados - peeled pitted and diced
  • 1 large ripe tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, garlic and salt & pepper to taste.

  • In a medium bowl, combine avocados, tomatoes, onion, black beans cilantro and dressing. Gently toss until everything is coated. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap for up to 12 hours.



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    This looks great, I’m making it for a party.


    I have made this many times, very good. We use it as toppings on our veggie burgers.


    Can i use black eye beans instead?


    Very tasty and filling salad. Easy making


    I haven’t made it yet. . . . your recipe calls for sweet onion. However, the picture shows chopped red onion. that’s not a sweet onion. Yellow onions (specifically 1015 and Vidalia) are sweet onions. can you please tell me whether it’s supposed to be a red onion. thank you.


      I used red onions but yellow onions will also work.


    this recipe came out very nice. IT’S so DELICIOUS.Thanks.


    Made this for a group get together. Not one bit was left. This is going into my permanent rotation!


    I just made this and it’s my new favorite salad. Thanks for sharing it:)

    Connie Bryan

    I made this last night for a small dinner with friends. It was a BIG hit. We loved this recipe. It was a great side to serve with our chicken enchiladas. LOVED IT!!! Thank you.


    I really like this recipe and have made it twice now. I add cumin and cayenne pepper.

    Colleen Benedict

    OMG, to die for! I LOVED THIS RECIPE!!!! I made it tonight and everyone loved it. I added some ingredients to make it a meal with things I had on hand, like shaved corn off the cob (2), and grilled chicken strips cut into bites. Yum. Then I decided, hmm. this would be good as a dip too! So I got my bag of Tostito’s multi grain scoop chips! Doesn’t get better than that! This is an absolute keeper!!! I will be making this again and again, and again. Thank you for Posting this!!!!


    What would be a good substitute for avacado? Cannellini beans? I love this salad but I’m curious if I could make a version without avacado for my husband, he’s allergic.


      Maybe zucchini?


        Oh i like b0th suggestions, i’ll give them a Try!


      Soft cheese? Mozzarella balls?