Fiesta Bean Salad

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Fiesta Bean Salad is made with black beans, chick peas, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado tossed with a cumin-lime vinaigrette.

Black beans, chick peas, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado are tossed with a cumin-lime vinaigrette – I love the bright, fresh flavors of this quick and easy salad! Perfect for lunch, Meatless Mondays, or even as a side dish with grilled steak, shrimp or chicken.

I love the bright, fresh flavors of this quick and easy salad! Perfect for lunch, Meatless Mondays, or even as a side dish with grilled steak, shrimp or chicken. You may also love this Chickpea salad with Cucumber and Tomatoes, or this Greek Chickpea Salad.

Something magical happens when you combine cumin, cilantro and lime juice. I can seriously add this to just about anything and be a happy camper.

I confess that I didn’t always like beans in my salads, I think it’s a texture thing because I love beans simmered in soups or with rice, but…

Add some avocados, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and cumin…. this is yumm-y!! What’s more it’s antioxidant rich, full of heart healthy fats, clean, and high in fiber which keeps you full and satisfied.

This serves four as a main dish, if you prefer to have this as a side dish, then it would easily serve 8.

Black beans, chick peas, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado are tossed with a cumin-lime vinaigrette – I love the bright, fresh flavors of this quick and easy salad! Perfect for lunch, Meatless Mondays, or even as a side dish with grilled steak, shrimp or chicken.
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Fiesta Bean Salad

335 Cals 14 Protein 47 Carbs 11.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Black beans, chick peas, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado are tossed with a cumin-lime vinaigrette – I love the bright, fresh flavors of this quick and easy salad! Perfect for lunch, Meatless Mondays, or even as a side dish with grilled steak, shrimp or chicken.

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the garlic, lime juice, oil, cumin, crushed red pepper, and salt.
  • Add the black beans, chickpeas, tomato, onion and cilantro; mix well.
  • When ready to eat, gently mix in avocado and serve right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1generous cup, Calories: 335kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 11.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 481.5mg, Fiber: 15.5g, Sugar: 0.5g
WW Points Plus: 7
Keywords: chickpea avocado salad, fiesta bean salad, two bean salad

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132 comments

  1. I have made this many times. Delicious and healthy. 

  2. This is one of my all time favorite recipes! I always double the recipe to make sure we have leftovers. If you’ll be eating this over the course of a few days, I recommend holding off on adding the avocado until you’re ready to serve, or in the plate directly on top of the serving. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!

  3. The dressing on this salad is absolutely amazing! The entire dish is so delicious. I’ve never been a big bean salad fan, but after trying this I’m obsessed.

  4. Gina, once again you have created a recipe that is full of great flavour and so quick to make. I made it exactly as you wrote and it is perfect! I will be making this again and again during the summer.
    Thanks!!

  5. Delicious and super easy to whip together. Made this the night before for family lunches. Excited to have options other than sandwiches for lunches. 

  6. I really liked the salad but thought it was too garlicky. I only used one clove. Next time I will try half a clove or even powdered garlic.

  7. Hi Gina,
    After reading all the great reviews. I’ve decided to make this salad for Father’s Day dinner. Can you please tell me the point value is for how many cups? Looking forward to making it.
    Thank you!

  8. Love this recipe! What is the serving size?

  9. How come when I input the nutritional info into the WW app, the freestyle points come out different? I’ve been following your weekly meal plans (which are amazing, btw) and it’s happened a few times. Thanks!

    • Hi Jillian. Are you using the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  10. Made this for our Cinco de Mayo party yesterday and it was delicious. Took a shortcut and used fresh pico de Gallo instead of chopping tomatoes and onions. Came together in 5 minutes. Leftovers made a great lunch.

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