Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

This quick and easy salad has corn, black beans, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. It is seasoned with cumin and oregano. It makes a quick and easy summer supper. Since It has been so incredibly hot here in Florida, and I have been trying to make more salads that serve as main course dishes. This recipe was sent to to me by my sister-in-law. It looked so good, I just had to make it the next day. I made a few modifications, like changing green onions for red onions, and using fresh oregano instead of dried. I have planted some herbs in containers on my patio that come in very handy.

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Mexi-corn, rinsed and drained
2 avocados, (3 hass or 2 Florida), diced (I used Florida to save on fat, but would use hass in the future for the taste)
1 cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
the juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons olive oil
the leaves from 2 - 3 sprigs of fresh oregano (I had some growing on the patio)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Add all diced vegetables and oregano to a large bowl.

Add lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over salad greens.

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36 Responses to “Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad”

  1. 1
    Michelle — August 2, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    Love the brightness of the colors and the flavors in this. Great pic too.

  2. 2
    Drick — August 2, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

    now this is my kind of salad, thank your sister-in-law – love everything about it, even the red onions…

  3. 3
    redkathy — August 2, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

    Great salad and an amazing photo Angie. That is my kind of eating. I would have changed out the green onions for red onion too, good choice! It always amazed me how Haas avocados have a much deeper flavor than Florida avocados. I had a boss who would never use Florida avocados in the restaurant. She called them flat!

  4. 4
    Monet — August 2, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    Corn and avocado are such wonderful vegetables/fruits, and I love how the black beans give the dish some extra nutrition. I can imagine eating this with a big bowl of chips or some freshly made flour tortillas. Such great colors too!

  5. 5
    grace — August 3, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

    this is a superb salad, angie! frankly, i’m drawn to anything and everything involving the amazing avocado. :)

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    Foodierama — August 4, 2010 @ 12:13 am

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    Rhonda D — August 4, 2010 @ 12:16 am

    That looks great! Especially for summer. RT @Foodieramacom: Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad http://bit.ly/duSyyQ #foodie

  9. 8
    Jenny Flake — August 4, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    What a gorgeous fresh salad, love all the beautiful colors :)

  10. 9
    Jeff Deasy — August 4, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    What a beautifully colored dish & so healthy too!

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    Maria — August 4, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    This is my kind of salad. It looks so fresh and delicious!

  12. 11
    Jeff Deasy — August 4, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

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  13. 12
    Rick — August 4, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

    A great summer alternative to the boring salad. It went great with my grilled steak and a beer!

    • Angie replied: — August 4th, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

      gotta love steak and beer!

  14. 13
    Lizzie in LA — August 4, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    Hooray for using canned corn! Even if it wasn’t a hot day, I wouldn’t be any too keen on cooking fresh corn “just” to go into salad.

    • Angie replied: — August 5th, 2010 @ 7:07 am

      I know, I like fresh corn, but why heat up the house?

  15. 14
    Studio SC Brasil — August 5, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

    Que tal uma #salada bem incrementada para o #almoço ? http://bit.ly/chroyE

  16. 15
    Alta — August 6, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    Love this!

  17. 16
    RavieNomNoms — August 13, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    The colors are just awesome in this salad! Definitely something I would really enjoy!

  18. 17
    Magic of Spice — August 13, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    I love salads like this, and this one looks amazingly fresh :)

  19. 18
    Jillyann — August 13, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

    One of my favorite things to eat…I make this type of salad often and also use it as a filling for wraps. Great photo too!

  20. 19
    Tiffany — August 14, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    One of my favorite salads!

  21. 20
    Cindy Waffles — August 15, 2010 @ 2:09 am

    This salad looks so beautiful and delicious! It’s a great time for corn!! Big fan of black beans and avocados too.

  22. 21
    fitness girl — February 1, 2011 @ 3:54 am

    hi,

    I’m a big fan of salads……
    I loved all those ingredients in this salads…….

  23. 22
    Lady Amalthea — April 1, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    What a beautiful photo! And I love how this hits up so many food groups. Yum!

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    Luanna Puccetti — July 10, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    THANX ALOT …….TO HELP ME OUT FROM THIS GREAT DIFFICULTY……..

  28. 24
    Anonymous — July 26, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    How many does this feed?

  29. 25
    sally — September 11, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    When I printed this it took like 6 pages and lots of ink printing all your ads first instead of the recipe. please fix!

  30. 26
    alexis — September 11, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    This took like 15 pages when it printed including all the ads, comments. It was ridiculous. Very discouraging.

    • Angie replied: — September 12th, 2012 @ 10:27 am

      just fixed, thanks for the heads up!

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    Ruben — April 11, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    Awesomeness is the word to describe this

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