Avocado Black Bean Salad

This refrigerated salad really hits the spot in the heat of summer. It’s popular enough with my kids that I usually have to double this recipe, and we still have no leftovers.

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  • 1½ cups freshly cooked black beans (or a 15-oz can)
  • 1 can shoe peg corn (or 1½ cups frozen corn)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 avocados, cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions for making black bean salad:

Dice jalapeño and red bell peppers.

Drain beans and corn. Dice red onion.

red onion

Mix with all the remaining ingredients, but save cilantro and avocado until you are ready to serve.

black bean salad

Chill in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Mix in avocado and top with chopped cilantro just before serving.

Dish into individual bowls and enjoy. Yum!

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