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Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 8

A super-easy salad-slash-salsa that goes from thought to table in less than 15 minutes. MORE + LESS -

Girl Versus Dough
November 11, 2014


(15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
cups frozen corn kernels
red onion, chopped
avocado, chopped
(15-ounce) can Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes (or any can diced tomatoes), drained and rinsed
juice of lime (about 3 tbsp lime juice)
teaspoons hot sauce
1 1/2
teaspoon cumin
tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


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  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, onion and avocado.
  • 2
    Add tomatoes, lime juice, hot sauce, cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper and combine thoroughly.
  • 3
    Let salad sit for 10 minutes so the frozen corn chills the salad and the flavors meld together. Taste and add more spices/juice as desired.
  • 4
    Serve as a side salad or with tortilla chips as a chunky salsa.

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More About This Recipe
  • This side salad recipe is simple and goes with just about anything. It's just plain awesome!

    On a hectic night, there is nothing more stressful than figuring out what to make for dinner. Oftentimes I find myself frazzled more over what to serve on the side rather than what will be the main dish. And you can only have so many grilled-cheese-and-soup nights this fall before a potential revolt ensues.

    On the nights when my brain can’t think of anything creative to make, I like to whip up this easy-peasy Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad. It’s the perfect side dish on its own, with chips for dipping or scooped on a bed of grilled chicken and rice.

    Plus, most of the ingredients are inexpensive and probably already stocked in your pantry. In less than 15 minutes you can have this flavorful, super-simple side dish on your dinner table.

    3 Secrets to Success

    1) Using frozen corn kernels. The chilly kernels give this salad a nice quick-chill, so there’s no need to let it sit in the fridge so the whole things cools off. It’s a great time-saver.

    2) The fire-roasted tomatoes. The dynamic taste of roasted tomatoes with slightly charred skins makes a great addition to this recipe. Muir Glen Organic makes a delicious version of these in diced tomato form – they’re sweet and flavorful and really pack that fire-roasted taste.

    3) The versatility. What I like most about this recipe is that I can play around with the flavor pallet each time I make it. You can add more or less hot sauce, depending on how spicy you want your salad; chopped red or green peppers; or chili powder or sliced jalapenos for even more zing.

    The next time you need a quick, simple and flavorful side dish for those frazzled evenings, give this salad a try. Your family and friends will enjoy it so much, it might even become your next main dish (of course, no side dish required!).

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    For more ideas, see our recipe collection of Easy Side Dishes.

    Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!

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