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!

Black Bean Avocado Salsa in a white bowl with chips

Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 servings

A versatile salsa adapted from We Heart Vegan


  • 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.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 15gSugar: 11gProtein: 10g occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe. Also, many recipes on recommend toppings, which may or may not be listed as optional and nutritional information for these added toppings is not listed. Other factors may change the nutritional information such as when the salt amount is listed “to taste,” it is not calculated into the recipe as the amount will vary. Also, different online calculators can provide different results. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.


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