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Guacamole Salad - all the fabulous flavors of guacamole in a chunky salad!

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This Chunky Guacamole Salad has all the ingredients in the classic Mexican avocado dip and makes a terrific summer side dish!

Guacamole Salad - all the fabulous flavors of guacamole in a chunky salad!

Chunky Guacamole Salad

Guacamole is one of my guilty pleasures. I try not to eat too many chips, but when there’s a big bowl of crisp tortilla chips and some spicy guacamole, my will power flies out the window. So I was thrilled to see that the theme for this month’s Salad Bar group, hosted by Wendy of The Weekend Gourmet,  was avocados. I knew I’d have to make a guacamole salad. This recipe takes the traditional guacamole ingredients and serves them in a chunkier presentation. Plus, I couldn’t help but add some bell peppers and black beans to make it even heartier.
Guacamole Salad - all the fabulous flavors of guacamole in a chunky salad!

Tips for Making this Chunky Guacamole Salad

This is one of those recipes you can tweak to make your own. Try adding jalapenos or lettuce, chopping the veggies finer, and serving this chunky guacamole salad as a salsa with chips. It’s healthy, full of vitamins and good fats, so there’s no need to be shy when taking a helping or when you go back for seconds. You’ll love this guacamole salad. And make sure to scroll down and see all the other magnificent avocado salads from the other Salad Bar participants.

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Chunky Guacamole Salad

This Chunky Guacamole Salad has all the ingredients in the classic Mexican avocado dip and makes a terrific summer side dish!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 3 ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled, and chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes, peppers, black beans, and scallions in a large bowl. Whisk together the lime juice, zest, garlic, sugar, salt, pepper and cayenne. Drizzle in olive oil, whisking constantly.
  2. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss to coat. Add avocados and gently fold them in. Check seasonings and add more salt if needed.
  3. Serve at room temperature.

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35 comments on “Guacamole Salad #TheSaladBar”

  1. I had guacamole and tacos for dinner tonight (dining out), and I ate avocado sandwich for lunch. A little too much avocado for a day, but I love it. Your guacamole salad looks fantastic. I can have it for night snack! 😉 Delicious!

  2. Sounds like a very healthy salad! I might not even miss the chips:@)

  3. Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

  4. This looks fantastic Liz but while you’re being good, I might have to pile a bunch of chips over the top 🙂

  5. One of my favorites foods avocado this looks refreshingly delicious!

  6. Now that’s a very clever adaptation Liz, way to go! I love all the ingredients in a guacamole too and this sounds like a perfect way to enjoy the fresh tastes without the calories of the chips.

  7. This looks delicious. Guacamole is one of my favorites too!

  8. I love this idea. Some chopped lettuce on the bottom and I think I would use my new hatch chili balsamic in the dressing for some spice! I think we will be having a similar idea for dinner this week now, thanks!

  9. what an excellent way to make a salad. Guacamole all chopped up instead of smashed

  10. I’m with you – put a bowl of guacamole in front of me and it’s hard to resist! I like your addition of black beans.

  11. I love this fresh salad, Liz! I’d just be scooping it up right out of that bowl! Pinned!

  12. We love avocados in our house. I try to keep a few on my windowsill to ripen so I can toss them in salads during the week. These salads with avocado all look so refreshing. I especially like your Guacamole Salad!

  13. I love this salad:) Guacamole is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing this recipe- I can’t wait to try it:) Have a great weekend.

  14. This is my kind of salad bowl, love those vibrant colors and textures!

  15. Lizzy,
    I love avocados too. Your salad looks delicious – so many colors.
    Annamaria

  16. Such a colourful and beautifully flavoured salad 😀
    A bite of summer!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  17. Love the combo of avocados, beans and spices, Liz. Your salad is a guilt-free Mexican meal. If only we stay away from the crunchy chips =)

  18. I love avocados and rarely make a salad that doesn’t feature them. Your salad looks very good. We’re heading into Spring and so our salad season is just about to start. Today will be 24C (75F) and we have friends coming over for lunch and it will be warm enough to eat outside. I should have a salad on the menu but no, I’m doing steamed greens instead! xx

  19. Such a great combination salad, I love anything with avocado, I can smell the citrus in this salad,Yum 🙂

  20. YUM! I love avocado anything including just avocado plain! I had to start eating them on a regular basis about a year ago and so I am thrilled to see this new recipe! Thank you!

  21. I like the chunks of avocado!

  22. I think I’ve been using avocado more in my salads than ever before and your guacamole salad is a perfect way to serve avocado for a family meal, I’m laying in a supply of avocados so I don’t run out 😉

  23. I always try and stop myself after a few chips! It’s near impossible! I think I would have trouble stopping with this salad also!

  24. Love avocado and this is a perfect salad for my lunch!

  25. I am right there with you, I have a weakness for advocados. I don’t sweat it too much as it is the good fat! Love how colorful and simple this dish is. Take care, BAM

  26. This looks fabulous! I’m on a carb free kick atm and this looks right up my street!

  27. This is a beautiful and inventive salad. I love it!

  28. Love it! A beautiful and healthy dinner in a bowl!

  29. I love guacamole so this salad is right up my alley! Colorful and delicious. Thanks for sharing Liz!

  30. I have no will power either around guacamole. This is a really great recipe with loads of veggies and protein too….less guilt and max flavors 🙂

  31. When I start eating gauc it is hard to stop. This salad is vibrant and the beans send it over the top!

  32. Looks like an absolutely delicious salad!

  33. I didn’t like avocados until I was an adult… now I love them. I love them so much.. I am having avocado week at my blog this week. LOL! This salad would eaten very quickly in my house. 🙂

  34. I’ll say that my least favorite part of chips and guac is definitely the chips. And, I’ve definitely been known to just eat guac with a spoon. So, obviously, I LOVE this and want a huge bowl of it for lunch today!

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