Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad in small white dish

Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

It’s summer and Lord knows it’s HOT OUTSIDE. I think it’s normal to crave simple meals or side dishes that are light and refreshing. Were you thinking the same thing? GREAT! You’ll love this Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad. It’s light, fresh and makes for the perfect side dish where the natural flavors of each of the ingredients do all of the work.

How to Make this Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

Making this Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad is really easy! You just need a few ingredients to make this recipe, most of which you probably already have on hand. I like to keep things as simple as possible, so I used canned black beans and corn– two things I always have in my pantry!

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad in large bowl

To begin, I always find it helpful to prep all of the ingredients first, so that you can mix them all together at the same time. I like to start by chopping up whatever vegetables that need choppin’. In this case, that would be the cherry tomatoes, fresh cilantro, avocado and red onion. Because my cherry tomatoes were a little larger, I decided to cut them into fourths. If yours are smaller, feel free to cut them in half. As for the red onions and avocado, I like to dice them into smedium pieces. The cilantro can be roughly chopped. Want to get really fancy? Try swapping the canned corn for 2-3 ears of freshly grilled corn. Such a treat!

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad in large  white bowl

Once all of these items are chopped, you’re ready to move on to the canned goods. The canned corn should be drained, while the black beans should be drained and rinsed. Once this is done, you’re ready to start combining the ingredients to make your easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad! Add all of the vegetables to a large mixing bowl, then add in the salt, pepper, olive oil, lime juice, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika. Mix them all together and voila!

It’s important to note that you’ll want to be a little generous with the salt, pepper and smoked paprika. You’ve got a lot of vegetables to season, so you might need more than you think. I found it easiest to add in a few shakes, stir and taste. I did this two-three times until I felt they were seasoned enough.

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad in large bowl. Brown hand squeezing lime overtop

What to Pair with Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

This Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad is the perfect side dish for lots of meals! Here are a few suggestions on what to pair it with:

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad in small white dish

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Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

This Easy Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad is light, fresh and the perfect side dish to accompany your favorite recipes. A simple summer salad seasoned with cilantro, smoked paprika and lime juice.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Avocado, Black Beans, Cornbread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 fresh avocados diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut into halves or fourths
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp lime zest (zest lime before juicing)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • smoked paprika to taste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (+ more to taste)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add all of the fresh vegetables and canned goods. Stir with a large spoon to combine.
  • Next add in the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and smoked paprika. For the seasonings you may find that you need more than you think. It's helpful to add a little at a time, combine, taste and add a little more if needed.
  • Stir to combine all ingredients together. Enjoy!

Notes

This salad keeps in the fridge, stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

6 Comments

  1. Making this! I have a can of black beans that needs to be used, and corn, cilantro and cherry tomatoes are now on the list for farmer’s market tomorrow. 👍🏻😋

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  3. 5 stars
    AMAZING! Easy to make, flavorful and delicious 😋. I add cumin, diced jalapeños (no seeds), and truffle salt instead of regular salt. This is a must try!!!!!

  4. 5 stars
    This dish was simple, delicious, and refreshing.

  5. 5 stars
    Super easy to make & super delicious! Served it with a side of chips for the hubby & we both loved it.

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