Apr 29, 2013

Southwestern Black Bean Salad



I love making this colorful, salad when the weather warms, it makes enough to feed a crowd and makes a great side dish or appetizer if served with chips. It's also great as a topping for taco salads or served with grilled meat and fresh tortillas.

And BONUS, this salad is low in saturated fat and loaded with antioxidants. A perfect summer side dish for grilled meat, fish or chicken. It's best when you use sweet fresh roasted corn, but if corn is not in season, frozen, thawed corn will work just fine in it's place.



Southwestern Black Bean Salad
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 13 • Size: 1/2 cup • Old Points: 1 • Weight Watcher Points+: 2 pt
Calories: 79.5 • Fat: 3.5 g • Carb: 12 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 127 mg (without the salt) • Cholest: 0 mg
Ingredients:

  • 15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 9 oz cooked corn, fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 - 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced cilantro (or more to taste)
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 medium hass avocado, diced 
  • 1 diced jalapeno (optional)

Directions:
    In a large bowl, combine beans, corn, tomato, onion, scallion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Squeeze fresh lime juice to taste and stir in olive oil. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes. Add avocado just before serving.

    Makes about 6 1/2 cups.

    224 comments :

    1. This sounds delicious! I made a similar one a few weeks back, such a healthy dish!

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    2. i keep this in my fridge most of the summer....love it!

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    3. I'm a big fan of beans! They are so nutritious and recession-proof :)
      This looks like a full meal on its own. I love it!

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    4. yuummm yummmm!!!! Never had this before, sounds really delicious.. m already craving for this amazing salad.. a must make.. love dises like these as it been soo healthy :) thanx for sharing
      btw you have a great blog... keep it up!!
      cheers!!

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    5. Oh we love black beans. We'd have to sprinkle a little cotija or queso fresco on top, but hopefully that's OK. :)

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    6. @ Duo, adding the cheese sounds like a perfect addition to really make this a meal!

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      1. that sounds good

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    7. I love this salad - could eat the whole bowl full!

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    8. That looks really yummy - I could get hooked on this salad!

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    9. Really love this salad .. looks so fresh and sounds really healthy .. Laila .. http://lailablogs.com/

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    10. Hi,
      Interesting post. I have been wondering about this type of food,so thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely be coming back to your site.

      rachael ray show

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    11. I make this all the time!! I also add quinoa to it sometimes to add a grain. It's the best. I've also brought it to potlucks with baked pita chips. Yum.

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    12. Wow, this will be a great filling for the shrimp and pepper jack quesadillas i'm about to make!

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    13. @veggiegirl, great idea to ad the quinoa!

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    14. Loved this. I ate it with whole wheat melba snacks. I forgot to add the oil and doubled the lime and it was scrumptious!

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    15. That is one nice looking salad!

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    16. This was delicious. I made it again today to bring it to a 4th of July picnic.

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    17. I made this for a Fourth of July party. It was so good and everyone loved it! I love your blog and so far everything I have tried has been awesome!!

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    18. @Aimee & Stacey - Glad you liked it!

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    19. I made this last week for a Canada Day BBQ and it was a HUGE hit! Love your recipes! Thanks!

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    20. I just wanted to say that I make this twice per week and add a few tablespoons to my green mixed veg salad. It makes eating a green salad very enjoyable!!

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    21. Great idea to add this to a mixed green salad!!

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    22. I made this for a potluck at work. Everyone loved it but I recommend making a double batch and serving with Baked Tostitos.

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    23. Made this today and I really liked it! Thanks for sharing =)

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    24. I have been living off this salad all summer, and lost 30 pounds on top of eating delicious healthy food.

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    25. This is delicious!! My husband even like it so much he asked me to make it again. I didn't add the avocado, because I really dont like it, but I think I will try it next time. Its even better the next day.

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    26. Don't like avocado?? Wow!! Is that possible : ) Yes, this salad gets better the next day. So flavorful and healthy!

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    27. eating leftovers right now :) delicious!

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    28. Can I make this ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight?

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    29. @Jessica- yes, but I would add the avocado right before serving or it will turn black.

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    30. this was great!! I added a jalapeno for some added kick!!

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    31. We made this last week and it was a HUGE hit! Hubby gave it 5/5 stars (he doesn't give ANYTHING 5/5!) we ate it over several days putting it in the fridge at night and had no problems with the avocado turning black. This is going to be our go-to salad for summer bbqs and picnics!

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    32. This is a great salad for bbqs. Glad hubby approved!

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    33. Hi, can you tell me that if I don't use avocado, and only use 2 tbs. of olive oil instead of 3, would that make this a 2 point instead of a 2.5 point per serving recipe?

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    34. Hi there! I've made a salad like this for years except I don't use avacado and instead use one medium chopped zucchini and a chopped jalapeño. You definitely have to make it well ahead of time or a day ahead to let the zucchini get "seasoned". Hope you try it this way...especially since I've heard you like zucchini!

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    35. Great idea! I planted zucchini this spring. I will have to try this when they start growing.

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    36. I bulked this out with a cup of bulgar wheat (that makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked or soaked). It makes a fantastically filling lunch and the points go up to three full points per 1/2 cup serving. I also substituted 1 ear of grilled corn for the frozen. It give the salad a yummy smoky flavor. I'm going to try adding some zuke next time as well, what a great idea!

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    37. Oh, and toss the avocado in the lime juice before adding both to the salad to help with the browning!

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    38. Big hit at Memorial Day BBQ. Grilled fresh corn then cut it off the cob. Also added chopped, multi-colored sweet peppers.

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    39. This is best with fresh grilled corn! Glad you enjoyed it!!

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    40. Gosh...I have all the ingredients except the scallion. I think I will make it and hope it still turns out yummy. I am thinking of making that chicken ropa as well.
      I used to make something similar to this with Bulgar wheat as a salad. It works great even with quinoa. So yummy!

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    41. This recipe is so versatile, you can replace scallions with red onion and I'm sure adding bulgar or quinoa would be fabulous.

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    42. i made this for two different barbecues ... everyone loved it and wanted the recipe!

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    43. I just found this site and very excited. Hoping to start weight watchers online after I have my baby and looking for some good healthy recipes that me and my husband will enjoy! This recipe reminds me of my favorite salad at Chili's..so excited to me making it tonight!

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    44. This always gets great reviews!

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    45. DELICIOUS!! The only thing I added was a minced jalapeno. It was so good. :)

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    46. We love this recipe. I added a little cumin, a can of chopped green chilies and some chopped red bell pepper. I make enough for a couple of meals and add the tomato and avocado so they don't get weary.

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    47. I'm not sure what to select for the profile so I am anonymous. I am new to all of this and I'm "lost in the kitchen" so I appologize for any stupid questions. But I would like to know how long I can keep this salad in the refrigerator? I would like to make a huge batch on Sundays for my work week. Is that too long? And also, I forgot to add the avacado, what would the points be without the avacado?

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    48. This would last longer without the avocado. Maybe 4 days? With the avocado it should be eaten right away.

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    49. This was fabulous!! The only thing I did different was I added half a cup of italian dressing and omitted the onions. It was delicious! We actually used it as a topping for taco salads, using your crockpot pork carnitas recipe for the meat. Thanks for the wonderful recipes!!

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    50. What is the complete nutrition information for this? There are no calories, fat, fiber, etc as listed in other recipes.

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    51. I just made this recipe last night for dinner and then used the leftovers as a filling for my papaya with some tuna salad on top.....it was amazing!

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    52. I have tryed this soooo many times before, I love it today i was googling it since i was craving it And i found it on your site,...i copied the recipe and im so cookin it tonight:) thanks!!

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    53. I just discovered this blog a few weeks ago and this is the second recipe that I've made...All I have to say is that I love it! I'm chewing as I type as a matter of fact. I punched it up with half of a diced jalapeno and some small chunks of pineapple for extra sweetness. I served it over pork chops and it's taking all the will power I have not to dip my spoon in for a second serving! Thank you so much Gina for your fabulous recipes...Who knew cooking 'skinny' could be so YUMMY!

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    54. I love the idea of adding jalapeno and pineapple. Savory and sweet, love it!

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    55. Hi Gina, I calculated the power points, it works out to 3 PP per 1/2 cup serving.

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    56. oops, I meant to say Points+ (3 Point+ per 1/2 cup) I had to know, this is a favorite, I make often as a filling side dish!

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    57. Made this tonight and it was wonderful! My 4 yr olds ate it up! I served it to them alongside cheese quesadillas. Thanks for sharing the great recipes!

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    58. This was a HUGE hit at a party we went to last night. I chose to bring it because it travels well (had a 1.5 hour drive) and I knew it would pair great with the smoked turkey and pork that the hosts were providing. I subbed diced red peppers and celery for the tomato, used just scallions, and added a sprinkle of Splenda to the dressing because the lime tasted a little bitter. Awesome recipe, thanks so much!!!

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    59. Loved this! Couldn't wait for Summer to try it so made it yesterday. Really good and the lime juice keeps the avocado from turning brown. Thanks for all the great recipes and ideas.

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    60. I made this for a work potluck and brought tortilla chips too. It was a hit! I added a small can of green chilies for a kick. Very good. Thanks!

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    61. Made this tonight with no avacado (forgot it) and extra tomato and 1 chopped jalapeno!! Yummy!

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    62. Hi Gina! I love your blog! Thanks for the great recipes! On a crazy cooking whim this week, I used your southwestern black bean salad in my turkey burgers. That's right! I mixed the salad in with about 1 pound of turkey meat. I added salt and pepper, formed the patties, and cooked up some delicious burgers! The black bean salad kept the turkey from drying out. The result was a moist, delish burger that I topped it with salsa and light sour cream. Thanks again!

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    63. esta ensalada me ha ganado por su colorido
      Buen dia

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    64. Julie, that's something I would do!!

      Miju - gracias!

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    65. I'm new to your blog and I love it! I made this recipe last night and it turned out beautifully. I brought some to work for lunch today and I added some chopped orange bell pepper and some chopped fresh strawberries to it. Yum!

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    66. If you are watching sodium be sure to grab the black beans with no/low salt.

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    67. It was delicous even without the scallions!

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    68. We had this tonight and it was delicious! I was so hesitant to put in the avocado because I really don't like them, but I did and we all loved it. I could have eaten this and nothing else! And it's SO EASY!! We are going to have this a lot this Summer.

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    69. This is so wonderful to eat throughout the summer, good with chips, or as a side dish, or even for lunch.

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    70. This is so good...I added a 1/2 cup of chopped green pepper and I did not add the olive oil but it turned out great. This recipe is a keeper!! and 3+points for a whole cup if you do not add the olive oil....YUMMY!

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    71. I was wondering how many points+ it would be without the avacado??

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    72. I love this recipe. I used Blood Orange flavored EVOO and it tasted amazing. I've lost 30lbs on WW and recipes off your site. Everything always tastes great and I don't feel like I'm missing out. Thanks for making healthy eating tasty and exciting.

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    73. This recipe is a winner! I added some julienned jicama to it for a little for crunch. Delicious!

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    74. I just made this and it's chilling in the fridge. I added a bit of fresh garlic too. I'm not strong enough to wait until dinner time so I snuck a taste. It's delicious! Thanks, Gina!

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    75. This sounds amazing!! I can't wait to make it! You don't have the fat content listed...do you happen to know what it is?

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    76. Adding chopped jicima would be good too.

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    77. Hmm, such an old recipe I would have to remake it to check.

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    78. I made this recipe for a carne asada taco night with friends and it was such a hit! I'm making a double recipe this weekend for a family bbq. Super flavorfull and easy to make. I loved this!

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    79. Gina, loved this dish! I've been looking through your blog for the past week and had such a hard time deciding which dish to make first. I don't usually love beans but this was exceptional. Looking forward to trying out your other recipes. You have a huge following, just amongst my friends!

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    80. I just discovered your blog and I'm so excited to start trying your recipes! This one looks perfect for to have in tacos with some cilantro lime rice or some shredded chicken! It's also perfect for this hot weather we're having! I've been looking for something that didn't heat up my house too much!

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    81. This has got to be one of the best recipes (besides the grape dessert,which is outstanding), especially in the summer with fresh veggies! Since I've found it, I've made it every other week for the last two months. I don't usually put the avocado in as I usually have the salad for a week. I do, however, chop a jalapeno (seeds and all) and add it for some heat. Yummmmm!! Well done, Gina!

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    82. It's so nice to find something flavorful that keeps well. I made it without avocado but with jalapeno and my husband brought it to work a few days. Goes really well with grilled chicken (which I also made ahead) and your mediterranean meatballs.

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    83. Tastes amazing!!!! I will be eating this for the next few days!!!

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    84. Followed the recipe and it was devine! Added it in with shredded chicken tacos. I love all of your recipes!

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    85. I just came across your site, so when I saw this recipe (one that I have been making for years) I knew I was in the right place....someone who cooks food that I like!! I add Balsamic vinegar and jalepenos! Adds just a little extra!

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    86. This is delicious, Gina! The only thing I did different was add about a 1/2 cup of jicama, because I love it so much! I've been eating this salad everyday for the last 3 days, and now I just made another batch to take to a potluck tomorrow, along with your skinny baked jalapeno poppers.

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    87. This looks delicious Gina! There's a local restaurant that has a mixture like this that they serve on top of lettuce with tortilla strips & a spicy chipolte dressing. It's one of my favorite dishes; I'm going to make this whenever I have a craving for that salad, It's a lot healthier and lighter on my wallet. Thanks so much!

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    88. Just whipped up this ultra delicious sounding recipe to bring to a potluck Xmas party.

      I also cut up some raw veggies and I'm bring baked tortilla chips to pair it with (so that I can pig out and no one will know it's healthy).

      Smells so good. Hope everyone likes it.

      Thanks for all the awesome recipes!

      Pam

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    89. It's winter in Ohio, offically! I'm going to make this this week for dinner...yes, just the salad...woohoo! My question is, is it that filling? Thk you so much!

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    90. I made this as a side dish to the bbq cajun-dill rainbow trout....and it was delicious....I love the texture of the avocado mixed with the beans and corn!

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    91. This was SO good! I made this to snack on this afternoon and my fiance loved it. The cilantro and lime made it so refreshing. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

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    92. This was delicious! I cut down the EVOO by a tbsp & served it over a bed of baby spinach and it was great!

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    93. This looks great, will def. try it!

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    94. This is great as a dip with baked tortilla chips. I added some diced jalapeno too and my husband and I both loved it! Very filling and yummy!!

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    95. I have been making this for years now, but couldn't remember where I got the recipe. It is always a hit as a dip or side. Try with a lime/cilantro marinated, 3 oz grilled chicken breast, and yellow saffron rice. Delicious, and only ~10 points.


      Thanks, Gina.

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    96. My mom has been making this exact recipe for years! Good to know the nutritional facts and WW points for it!!

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    97. Hi Gina,

      I know this is an old recipe but I just made it for the first time yesterday. Super delicious! Also, I've been keeping track of my calories on my iPad on the my fitness pal app. When I searched for this recipe (not really thinking it would be there), it was!! Probably seems silly but I was thrilled and just wanted to say thanks!

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    98. This salad is my favorite. I do add the packaged small red, orange, and red peppers finely chopped. Adds even more color and flavor. Chopped fresh cilantro is a must to complete all the flavors.

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    99. Brandi Lynn1/30/12, 2:19 PM

      I love this salad. I add diced peppers (green, yellow, orange, and/or red) and sprinkle a little cumin in too. I also like to serve it with tortilla chips (bake your own with corn tortilla cut into triangles, sprayed with olive oil cooking spray, and sprinkled with sea salt for a healthy alternative to store bought chips.)

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    100. I used an extra lime in the marinade because I like that flavor and then omitted salt. I served it just as a side salad. I would consider using celery instead of tortilla chips.

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    101. this was really good but instead of chopped tomato i put a small can of ROTEL that really zipped it up left out the avacado my husband hates them but it was great without it.LOVE this

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    102. This was a great compliment to the enchiladas I made from your website. Everyone could not get enough of it and it was so easy!

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    103. this one is dangerous! so tasty i cant stop eating it. i omitted the avacado which is sad because i love them so much but i didnt have any on hand. and also left out the red onion and subbed more green onion. i also added a jalapeno and only used 1 tbsp of olive oil. all these slight changes made it only 2 points so that was nice. i would love to stuff this in a tortilla with cheese and make quesadillas!

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    104. Let me just say... DELISH! Even my daughter (who hates beans) gobbled this up. I used fire roasted frozen corn that I found at Trader Joe's. Used it as a side dish to chicken tacos. Very refreshing. Very tasty.

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    105. It's really colorful, high fiber and high protien recipe. I always find a healthful recipe from your blog.
      Thanks for sharing such a delicious and healthful recipe to everyone.

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    106. I made this salad to go with tacos over the weekend. I put it on top of romaine lettuce w/ feta cheese & a lime basil vinaigrette. You honestly do not need anything but the salad though! DELICIOUS!!!

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    107. I love this! I actually already make one very similar to this. I haven't tried it with avacado but I will since I LOVE it! Instead of the olive oil and lime juice I use fat free italian dressing. It gives it a zesty taste and only has 20 calories per serving. Next time I make it I am going to try it this way and see which I like better.
      Thanks!

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    108. This is amazing salad! Made it with chick peas instead and it was delicious. Thank you for the great recipe!

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    109. I make this but add a red pepper and cubed mango. The dressing has a tiny bit of cayenne pepper.

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    110. Hi Gina,

      I LOVE your recipes! I have been making one similar to this for years... Instead of lime juice I use 3 TBSP of red wine vinegar. The acidity in the vinegar helps the avocado to stay green longer. I can refrigerate and eat the leftovers for 2-3 days and the avocado is still green!

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    111. This is an awesome Salad..I added half a red pepper for some more crunch and added some parsley also, since I am just getting used to cilantro, they mixed well :D

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    112. Made this salad over the weekend and doubled it: this salad was incredible! I brought some of it to a get together and it was gone in no time! Such great flavor, really good for spring/summer. Good job and thanks!

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    113. I think I'm going to make this tomorrow for lunch as a side to grilled chicken breast. 2 servings of this and a chicken breast would still be just about 300 and something kcal and seems very complete and filling.

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    114. This is soo good! I hope you don't mind that I've added this recipe to Calorie Count's recipe database. It went under my name because I don't think there is "neutral" way to create a recipe, but I credited your site and linked here to your recipe, I hope that's ok...
      Also, I've been peeking around the rest of the site and I'm definitely coming back, you have the kind of cooking I would have if I had the time and patience to actually think things trough and calorie count everything until I had a nice and light, but still delicious recipe that actually looks and tastes like food. Also already told all my friends and started following you on pinterest xD (I may be a bit overenthusiastic)

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    115. This recipe is delicious! I appreciate the portion and points values as well as I'm on WW and this makes it so much easier for me to track! I had some of this salad with a scramble egg this morning...WONDERFUL!! Thanks for all the great recipes & nutritional information! This site is one of my favorites!!

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    116. This salad is amazing as a meal. I thought the dressing was missing something so I added about a quarter teaspoon of cumin and the same of garlic powder. Gave it just the right kick!

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    117. Made this tonight and served it as a side dish to some brown rice & baked pork chops...YUMMY!! Can't wait to have it tomorrow for lunch; I just know it'll be even better then! Thanks Gina for a dish my husband even liked!

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    118. Made this today. Substituted canned Garbonzo bean rather than black beans and it turned out totally delish. So fresh. Your recipes are totally great.

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    119. my mom made it. it is grodiy or nasty

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      1. my mom did to i thought it was good

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    120. cowboy caviar! :]

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    121. I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but I've been making this exact recipe for years and add one packet of Sazon Goya Mexican seasoning to it. You can find it in the Mexican food aisle at Target (orange box). It gives it a little extra punch for no extra points!

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    122. Made this last night for dinner and it was delicious...my husband and I both loved it. But the servings and WW points confused me. I made half the batch (since it was just my husband and I) which means I should have gotten 6- 1/2 cup servings out of it and I only got about 3.5-1/2 cup servings. Not sure if anyone else has had this issue, but I wanted to know if the points would be way more considering all the servings weren't there, etc. Thanks!! LOVE this site. Have made so many things. Can't thank youe enough!!

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    123. I do not like cilantro at all, so I thought I'd try some basil instead. While I still think the salad was pretty good, I think it would be a lot better without the basil- but with something else. The basil was just a weird combination with the rest of the ingredients. I'll definitely try again, but without basil, and maybe with some bell peppers instead. Thanks for the recipe! Oh, and also, my husband loved it too, and he HATES beans, so that is a pretty big deal I thought!

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    124. This was awesome! Used it as taco filling along with some shredded chicken. It was a big hit!

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    125. This was, like every recipe I have tried from your site, DELICIOUS. The only problem is that I want to get a spoon, sit down, and eat the whole bowl. So grateful for all of your healthy, family friendly meals!

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    126. My family loves this black bean salad!

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    127. Every time I make this recipe people ask for the recipe. Between this and your Asian Meatballs, I think I have sent a whole tribe of people to your site. :)

      Thanks so much for all the fabulous recipes!!

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    128. Going to make this tonight!

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    129. Made this with the Jalapeno popper chicken recipe. DELICIOUS!!! It is fresh and yummy. This is definately in the rotation for this summer. Thanks, as always to you Gina :)

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    130. I just made this with the shrimp fajitas...HOLY SMOKES. ITS THE MOST DELICIOUS THING I'VE EVER TASTED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!

      Thank you for your delicious recipes!

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    131. Good morning! Great recipe. I integrated it into my Memorial Day weekend camping menu. See some other great meals to go with this one: http://ladypirate.org/2012/05/22/diy-memorial-day-weekend-menu/

      Thanks for the idea!

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    132. Another way to make this: You can add a dash of good balsamic vinegar! So very good!!!

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    133. Looks great! Thanks! I think I'll sauté the onions til translucent...Less onion breath!

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    134. this recipe is yummy. i changed 2 things i used rotel tomatoes instead of cutting up tomatoes and i did not use an avocado. I put this on light wasa crackers or eat with a spoon.
      delicious.
      thank you

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    135. Made it twice last week and everyone loved it....loved it....loved it!

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    136. We make this every weekend and never get tired of it. All our friends and family are hooked as well.

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    137. I made this and the Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken today...I loved them both.

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    138. I was wondering how much approx a fresh cob of corn yelds if using fresh grilled corn?

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    139. Summer LaBove6/6/12, 10:15 AM

      I loved this. We had it as a side for the Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken (which is also yummy). This Friday I'm making a double batch & bringing it to a going-away party for a friend of mine. I'm going to serve it with some Baked Tostitos as a sort of corn & black bean salsa dip. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    140. I have a similar recipe that calls for 1 teaspoon of ground cumin in it also! That gives it some extra flavor :) oh and since my hubby does not care for cilantro, I left that out but added a dash of dried cilantro, he didn't even know it was there. I completely omitted the oil as I don't really see a need for it and added a tiny bit of diced jalapeños for a little kick. Thanks for a super delish side!!!

      Julie

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    141. This recipe if AMAZING! I cannot believe how good it is. Even my husband loved it! I had it with burgers and cottage cheese. Just scrumptious!

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    142. Just made the salad for the first time. It looks so good! I'm going to pair it with some tuna to make a meal.

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    143. Made this as a side with some grilled shrimp and my husband ate the whole bowl. This was AMAZING! Loved it! Your website is awesome. Thank you so much!

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    144. Just browsing your site and came across this recipe. I have used this salad every day this week. I put a couple spoonfuls mixed in with my regular salad and it is DELISH. It would be awesome with tortilla chips, but I can't go there because I have no self control! ;-) Thank you, love your site. Dang, just noticed I forgot the avocado!

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    145. Made this over the weekend - loved it! Thanks for the recipe.

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    146. My husband and I make this on a regular basis for dinner, and recently I have been mixing it with your Cilantro-Lime rice recipe and it takes just like a vegetarian burrito bowl from Chipotle. I have taken the mixture to a few parties and everyone raves about it!

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    147. This is delicous! Definitely a favorite recipe. My husband loves it as well. We love this site!

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    148. Because my husband can't eat onions I tried the Italian dressing as suggested above, but only used 1/4 cup and am glad I did. It was way to watery. After we drained it off it was very good. My son put it in his soft taco and loved it that way.

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    149. Made this today for a 4th of July party that was outside, in the heat. No mayo, so no danger, and the salad held up beautifully! And, it was light and fresh, perfect for a hot afternoon.

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    150. Dumb question: Can I use a can of corn (drained) instead of thawed frozen corn?

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    151. Lori in NC7/5/12, 4:04 PM

      I made this as a side dish to go with your Shrimp Quesadillas. Because they share so many ingredients, they went together splendidly, and were easy to put together at the same time. We had leftovers for the 4th of July, and it was even better the next day, in spite of the avocados turning a little bit brown. I cut back on the olive oil a smidge, but could definitely taste it. I'll absolutely make this again - it would be a great addition to a burrito bowl made from other recipes of yours. Thanks!

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    152. This was so good! I ate it for lunch three days in a row and it was better each time. I'm so glad you shared the recipe; thanks.

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    153. I have been seeing your recipes on pinterest... finally checked out your site. PRAISE the LORD for YUMMY WW recipes with serving sizes and caloric info with WONDERFUL feedback. I just jumped on the WW bandwagon again after baby #2 and am actually EXCITED to do it bc of your blog.. your ingredients are healthy and not too troublesome to find and recipes simple. Im esp. excited for your crockpot recipes as its TOO HOT to heat up the oven these days! :) THANKYOU THANKYOU

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    154. This is sooooo good! Not only is it good with meats and fish, but I love it with tortilla chips. I could eat this every day and it is also very nutritious.

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    155. Love this.. it's fresh tasting and easy to prepare! thank you!

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    156. Hi Gina, these recipes are incredible, thank you for sharing with us! I have made 3 so far this week, the cilantro lime shrimp, lime rice and stuffed zucchine. All have been delish!
      For this recipe, do I use the whole scallion or just a scallion "stalk"? Thanks!

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    157. I made this tonight. It was great! My boyfriend loved it. I served it with grilled chicken breasts. Might do it with grilled shrimps next time.

      Thank you so much for all those wonderful recipes!

      Deborah, from London

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    158. Love it, make it often

      Added jalapeno, seeded and veins removed, fresh corn on cob, microwave for 2 minutes in husks, then shuck and silks fall right off. 2Tablespoons of Olive Garden dressing

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    159. I LOVE this dip. I put fresh bell peppers in mine too. So yummy. It's really easy. The chopping does take a while, but SO worth it! :)

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    160. This was so good. I've been finding ways to eat healthier and add more fiber into my diet. This recipe is perfect and love that it's so easy to make. I also served to my 2 1/2 yr old without the scallions, cilantro or red onions (left them in my/my husband's servings). Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be checking out other recipes. :)

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    161. YUM!! i make a dip just like this except I don't use avocados. It is so delicious!! I love avocados and have thought of adding them. I must try it next time.

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    162. My daughter made this and it was delicious! It got better with time too.

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    163. I made this today and it was easy and delicious! Made it with no onions or scallions because hubby can't have those, but it was still yummy. Thanks!

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    164. This salad is awesome! So easy yet is so good! You are amazing, love all your recipes!

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    165. I made this tonite and also forgot the oil too and used lemon instead of lime because it's what I had on hand. It still turned out delicious!!! I'm on my way to eating healthy. Can't wait to try more of your recipes!

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    166. Made this for work, was a big hit!! Very tasty without the guilt! Will be making this again!!!

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    167. This was my first skinnytaste recipe and it was delicious. Great for summer!

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    168. Loved this dish....very healthy and very tasty!!!! I try to have it 2-3 times a month!
      Laura

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    169. Ok, my man, who doesn't like raw onions or tomatoes and has refused till now to try avocado (but loves guac) went back for seconds! He wanted it with chips, but we were out, so he heated it, put it in a tortilla with fresh parmesan and couldn't stop talking about how good it was.

      Frankly, I was disappointed---now I have to share.

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    170. I am so excited to find this recipe! It looks EXACTLY like one a former coworker of mine used to bring for potlucks. I never got the recipe from him before I quit that job. This looks just like it and I have no doubt it will be delicious. My coworker always served it as a dip with tortilla chips and I loved it!

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    171. My family has made this salad for years and it is my FAVORITE! I never get tired of it.

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    172. I add red and spicy peppers for more flavor and nutrition!

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    173. I made this for work, a double batch. Very Big hit, came home with hardly nothing. I am craving it right now. off to the store to buy the ingredients!! It is sooooooooooo good!

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    174. I must say this salad is so simple and so perfect and sooooo tasty! I love each ingreadient (especially avokado) and mixed together it's just so delicious. I will keep having this salad over and over again. Can't wait to taste this one as well - Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley.

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    175. I left out the oil and used the juice of a lime instead! TASTY!

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    176. This looks really good for lunches during the work week, or to bring to a BBQ~

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    177. This looks very healthy and refreshing.

      -Raksha
      Raksha's Kitchen

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    178. Mmmmm looks amazing!

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    179. Salads like this are my favorite way to use fresh summer corn! Can't wait to make this - thanks, Gina!

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    180. I make something very similar to this, and it is always a hit. perfect time of year for it, as the weather gets warmer!

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    181. Hi GIna! I love your blog and check it daily for recipes! I love the idea of adding this to leafy greens for a salad and adding chicken and a chipotle dressing. For the dressing I was thinking of adding Greek yogurt and the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce but am not sure what else to add. Any ideas?

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    182. I'm so disappointed by the recipes lately... They used to be imaginative...

      Shame

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    183. Great recipe. I make a similar dish but as a main dish meal adding 8oz chopped cooked chicken , taco seasoning,chopped peppers and cilantro added in. It is also a WW recipe.
      Will have to try yours as a side for cinco de mayo !
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    184. Made this last night and it was AMAZING!!!! Thanks so much Gina!

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    185. I'm loving beans lately and this looks delicious!!

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    186. I make one like this too - we call it cowboy caviar... so delish! Try adding some red wine vinegar and cumin too - so tasty and I think it would be 0 extra PPs :)

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