Black Bean Corn Avocado Salad

Flavorful and super HEALTHY Black Bean Corn Avocado Salad with homemade tortilla chips and refreshing Lime Cumin dressing is perfect for potlucks, parties and celebrating Cinco De Mayo. This salad is loaded with nutrients, ALL NATURAL and so easy to make.

Black Bean Corn Avocado Salad with lime dressing

You know what Football madness means? Yeah… lot’s of beer, finger food and cheering. That’s exactly what’s going  on here in Europe right now – Euro 2016 has started, and with it, a football madness. In my house watching football is mandatory during this Football season. Friends, family, we all come together, we watch the game and we cheer.

If you love football, or any other game – then you know that where’s football, there’s beer, and where’s beer, there has to be snacks. Watching the game without finger foods are like donuts without a glaze. This year, instead of serving my guest unhealthy store-bought snacks I decided to go with somewhat healthier snack – a Mexican-inspired Black Bean Corn Avocado Salad with Lime Cumin Dressing, served with homemade tortilla chips. Sounds good, right?

Today I share with you the recipe for this tasty, wholesome salad made from all HEALTHY – WHOLE FOODS ingredients that is just ideal for a big gatherings, potlucks and parties… Cinco De Mayo celebration!

Wholesome and very healthy black bean, corn and avocado salad served with homemade tortilla chips is ideal for big family and friends gatherings. Seasoned with lime and cumin dressing, it's refreshing, delicious and flavorful, perfect spring and summer salad. Click to read more or PIN for later!

Wholesome and very healthy black bean, corn and avocado salad served with homemade tortilla chips is ideal for big family and friends gatherings. Seasoned with lime and cumin dressing, it's refreshing, delicious and flavorful, perfect spring and summer salad. Click to read more or PIN for later!

For making this salad I used black beans, sweet corn, red onion, cherry tomatoes, parsley and avocado.  FRESH foods with lots of nutrients. I used canned black beans and sweetcorn so this salad is set in no time. All you need to do is rinse beans and corn, slice onion and tomatoes, chop parsley and avocado. Toss everything together in a bowl, pour dressing and serve. Easy !

When is properly cooled, this salad is very refreshing and therefore ideal for warmer weather. Although salad looks very light, actually it’s very nutritious. Black beans and avocado are full of fibers, proteins, and healthy fats. So this salad will quickly satisfy even the hungriest guest.

Salad dressing is very simple. I used fresh lime juice and extra virgin olive oil. I also added cumin and lime zest. Cumin gave the salad wonderful distinctive taste, while freshly grated lime zest gave irresistible fragrance. Lime juice paired nicely with a mild red onion and enhanced the overall salad freshness.

Wholesome and very healthy black bean, corn and avocado salad served with homemade tortilla chips is ideal for big family and friends gatherings. Seasoned with lime and cumin dressing, it's refreshing, delicious and flavorful, perfect spring and summer salad. Click to read more or PIN for later!

This Black Bean Corn Avocado Salad is best to serve with chips made of corn tortillas. You can make corn tortillas at home, but if you are expecting a large group of guest, then I suggest you just buy corn tortillas in store. I ONCE prepared homemade tortillas for my 10+ guest… happened once and never again. I spent half day in the kitchen. Not so exciting.

So if you expecting a large group of family or friends, just got to the store and buy corn tortillas and then make tortilla chips at home.

Making tortilla chips out of tortillas is easy. Just slice tortillas into equal pieces, sprinkle them with favorite spice mix, spread on parchment paper and bake in the oven for few minutes. If you like your chips to be hot and spicy, use spices like chili peppers and cayenne pepper. For kids friendly and tummy sensitive version use just salt, and maybe a bit of sweet red paper.

Wholesome and very healthy black bean, corn and avocado salad served with homemade tortilla chips is ideal for big family and friends gatherings. Seasoned with lime and cumin dressing, it's refreshing, delicious and flavorful, perfect spring and summer salad. Click to read more or PIN for later!

Wholesome and very healthy black bean, corn and avocado salad served with homemade tortilla chips is ideal for big family and friends gatherings. Seasoned with lime and cumin dressing, it's refreshing, delicious and flavorful, perfect spring and summer salad. Click to read more or PIN for later!

Keep Black Bean Corn Avocado Salad covered and refrigerated until serving. For larger group of guest just double/triple the ingredients and enjoy cheering for your favorite team.

Enjoy!

Wholesome and very healthy black bean, corn and avocado salad served with homemade tortilla chips is ideal for big family and friends gatherings. Seasoned with lime and cumin dressing, it's refreshing, delicious and flavorful, perfect spring and summer salad. Click to read more or PIN for later!
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Black bean, corn and avocado salad with tortilla chips

Black Bean Corn and Avocado Salad served with homemade tortilla chips is ideal for big gatherings. Seasoned with lime and cumin dressing, it's refreshing, delicious and flavorful. Perfect spring and summer salad.

Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 336 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned sweet corn rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • parsley chopped
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado diced

For dressing:

For tortilla chips

  • 4 medium sized corn tortillas
  • Himalayan salt
  • optional: ground chili peppers

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl add all dressing ingredients and whisk to combine. Taste dressing and make tweaks according to taste preferences. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl put black beans, corn, diced onion and avocado, tomatoes and parsley. Stir well.
  3. Pour dressing over the salad. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. Serve cooled with corn tortilla chips.

For tortilla chips

  1. Preheat oven to 356F (180C).
  2. Slice corn tortillas to even pieces. Place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt and/or with hot spices.

  3. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until golden and crunchy.

Nutrition Facts
Black bean, corn and avocado salad with tortilla chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Sodium 617mg 26%
Potassium 788mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 15%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  2. Oh goodness, donut without the glaze?!?! That’s just wrong! Now I can see why watching a game of football without the snacks would be so… empty. 😉 Especially our bellies! Haha. <–My very poor attempt at a joke. I'm really loving the delicious combo of black beans, avocado and corn in this amazing dip. Those three ingredients are pretty much the trifecta of YUM in perfect dips. Now if only you lived nearby, we could swap food! 😉

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