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This Black Bean and Avocado Salsa is  a simple, healthy dip with a lovely lime dressing! Perfect with fresh summer sweet corn, but terrific all year long!

Black Bean and Avocado Sa

Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

It’s time again for the Secret Recipe Club, where I’m secretly matched with another blog and must make a dish from that site. I discovered a new blog this month with my assignment, We Heart Vegan…where I spied this Black Bean and Avocado Salsa.  Brittany has revamped her lifestyle after a university course on chronic diseases. Part of their curriculum helped educate her on what animal products can do to our bodies. Although I’m obviously not a vegan, I do try to limit my intake of meat and dairy…knowing I feel better when I go light on animal proteins and fats. But I don’t think you’ll ever see me giving up butter completely…or cookie dough for that matter…

Black Bean and Avocado Salsa | Versatile and delicious!!!

Healthy Appetizer or Salad Recipe

Brittany had this marvelous salsa that I just couldn’t resist. Oodles of avocados along with grape tomatoes, corn, black beans and red onion were tossed with a light lime dressing. Perfect to serve to a group of friends with taco chips, but I ate it both as a salad and a topping for my pork carnitas. I added a little oil and a wee bit of sugar to her recipe…and can see tweaking it in all sorts of ways. Minced jalapenos and diced red bell peppers would be fabulous as well. Thanks, Brittany, for sharing this fantastic salsa!

Yield: 6 servings

Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

A versatile salsa adapted from We Heart Vegan

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1-pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 medium avocados, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn, defrosted or fresh corn cut from cob
  • Handful fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Carefully mix first 5 ingredients in mixing bowl. Whisk together lime juice and olive oil and add salt, pepper, sugar and cumin. Pour over salsa and gently toss to combine.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 491mg Carbohydrates: 49g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 15g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g

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43 comments on “Black Bean and Avocado Salsa”

  1. What a deliciously healthy pick for this month’s SRC.

  2. Lizzy, I love salsa! And I am addicted to tortilla chips hah! hah!

  3. At that point, why not just turn it into guacamole?

  4. I eat salsa daily, love this version!

  5. Yum-mmm-y! Your bean and avocado would be great in tortillas, on chips, on rice or quinoa! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe, Liz!

  6. Sounds like a very tasty salsa, I love adding beans to everything:@)

  7. Yummy! You can’t beat a salsa with avocado (I couldn’t resist and did an avocado guac this month.) Those pork carnitas look mighty tasty too πŸ™‚

  8. Hmm this sounds and looks super. I really need more salsa in my life!

  9. This looks like a very filling, super delicious salsa salad. Nice pick!

  10. Yum, this salsa looks great! This would definitely be great as a salad on its own or served up with your favorite dishes – I love any salad or salsa with avocados and cilantro!

  11. Great combination salsa recipe,love it πŸ™‚

  12. YouΒ΄re so right Liz, this salad is so perfect for the carnitas! Give me corn and avocado and IΒ΄m a happy person

  13. That’s one of our favorite salsa’s Liz! Brilliant idea to put it on pork carnitas. I’ll bet it’d be fab on thinly sliced flank steak too πŸ™‚

  14. look really delicious dear Lizzy (I have to finish mine)!

  15. I would be more than happy with this salsa in a wrap for lunch!

  16. I grew up eating beans…This black bean avocado salsa looks a party in a bowl!!!!!!!!!!

  17. It looks like a great salad idea. I love avocados in salads. As a big pisci/carnivore I would just add some shrimps or chicken πŸ˜‰

  18. I’d be happy to make that salsa a meal! Looks amazing.

  19. Looks like a great summer side dish!

  20. Now that’s my kind of salsa! This looks so scrumptious, Liz! Perfect for summer parties and enjoying with a frosty margarita. Thanks for sharing!

  21. I adore your choice! Even though, like you, I never see myself giving up things that make vegans vegans, there are so many fantastic raw, dairy-free and meat-free dishes out there. This is one of them. I’ll grab a spoon along with you, thanks. πŸ™‚

  22. This salsa looks so fresh and delicious! Great SRC choice!

  23. This looks divine! I’d eat it all!

  24. Yum, I love a good salsa. And a good salsa that is also good for you is a double win- looks great!

  25. If I was told I had to be a vegan I think I’d be a very reluctant one. Butter of course, is used in this house liberally as are eggs. And we like gelatine too. And meat! However, we also love salsa and this black bean one looks very good xx

  26. a very healthy recipe, indeed! and I bet this goes well with a lot of main dishes.

  27. I love to read these posts from Secret Recipe Club! Black bean and avocado salsa looks absolutely delicious!

  28. Great and healthy recipe! πŸ™‚ And the same happens to me: although I try to avoid too much meat… I can’t help it. %)

  29. Had some salad made with avocado and kidney beans yesterday too. This looks very appetizing!

  30. What a great choice Liz! I could eat this dip all day long and not feel too guilty. Smile. Glad to be part of Group C in the SRC with you!

  31. Two of my favorite ingredients! The salsa looks wonderful!

  32. Love the heartiness of this salsa with so many yummy ingredients. Have a good week, Liz! πŸ™‚

  33. I know I feel better eat a more plant based diet… this looks comforting and satisfying. πŸ™‚

  34. Great looking salsa, but I would probably eat it as a salad – it’s so hearty! Nothing wrong with that though.

  35. Yummy yummy munchies food! This wouldn’t last very long in my house.

  36. You KNOW you had me at salsa! Gorgeous Liz!

  37. Dear Lizzy, I love salsa. This is a classic and is healthy and fun.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  38. This salsa looks heavenly! I wish I had some in my fridge right now!!

  39. This salsa is the perfect summer BBQ accompaniment! YUM!

  40. Great choice–that would be a family favorite at our house.

  41. This is just the thing I love to make. With Memorial Day weekend, it will be perfect!! On a side note, I’d love to be part of The Secret Recipe Club. I’ve emailed someone about it, but never heard back. Is there a long wait?

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