Healthy black bean corn tomato salad, topped with a creamy avocado cilantro dressing is a perfect Southwestern-style side dish for any get together.Healthy black bean corn tomato salad, topped with a creamy avocado cilantro dressing is a perfect Southwestern-style side dish for any get together.

Our family really enjoyed this Southwestern flavored Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing at our Father’s Day BBQ this past weekend.  I served it as a side dish with grilled hamburgers, fresh fruit, and potato salad.

Recently I made a Southwest Steak Salad with Avocado & Cilantro Dressing, and still had some of the dressing left in our refrigerator. I decided to make a quick, healthy salad with some canned black beans and corn (and a few other ingredients).

The leftover avocado and cilantro dressing helps to bind it all together with great flavor! Boy, was it ever GOOD!  Surprisingly GOOD! Here’s how to make this delicious black bean corn tomato salad:

Make The Avocado Cilantro Salad Dressing

The dressing is very quick and easy to prepare. Mix or process the ingredients together until creamy in a blender or food processor, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Ingredients used to make avocado dressing for this salad.

The yummy avocado dressing looks like this once it is fully blended. NOTE: This is more than you will need for this recipe!

If you double the salad ingredients (if you’re making this for a LARGE group), it will be perfect!  If not, just use it on another great salad… or as a delicious topping for tacos or nachos!

Avocado cilantro salad dressing is ready to use.

Make The Black Bean Corn Tomato Salad

Place black beans, corn, tomato, red onion, and cilantro in a serving bowl. Add the avocado dressing, and stir well, to fully combine salad and the dressing.

Cover and refrigerate the salad until ready to serve… and that’s it! This black bean corn tomato salad is so easy to make! It only takes about 10 minutes to make, and it is incredibly flavorful and delicious!  This would be a great salad to take to a family gathering or potluck!

The black bean corn tomato salad is served in a colorful bowl, with a lime wedge on top.

Hope you will give this black bean corn tomato salad a try. You will be thrilled with its great taste, and how easy it is to make in hardly no time at all!  Have a great day.

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Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad with Avocado Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Healthy black bean corn tomato salad, topped with a creamy avocado cilantro dressing is a perfect Southwestern-style side dish for any get together.

Category: Salad
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: black bean corn tomato salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 214 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Salad:
  • 1 can black beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn , rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 medium tomato , seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
For Avocado Cilantro Dressing:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Place black beans, corn, chopped red onion, tomato and 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro into serving bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Prepare salad dressing by placing all dressing ingredients (except salt and pepper) into a blender. Blend very well, until dressing is smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. (If it is too thick, you can thin it a bit by adding a tiny bit more olive oil and red wine vinegar).
  3. Gently mix about 3 Tablespoons of the dressing into the beans/corn mixture. Stir until combined. (Add additional dressing if desired. You will not use all the dressing, but it keeps well in refrigerator and can be used on other salads).
  4. Cover salad and refrigerate until ready to serve! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you want to double the salad recipe to serve more people, go for it! There is no need to double the avocado & cilantro dressing ingredients. There will be plenty (as written).

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean, Corn & Tomato Salad with Avocado Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 279mg12%
Potassium 609mg17%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 15.8mg19%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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