Fiesta Bean Salad

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.

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.

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.

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Fiesta Bean Salad

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

Directions:

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: a little over 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 335 calories
  • Total Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 481.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 15.5g
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Protein: 14g
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