Black bean avocado salsa or salad


The other day I bought some fresh black beans. They looked so beautiful and I just had to have them.


I had no idea what I would do with them but I knew I would find a recipe.  Tonight there are some football matches on television and I was thinking of easy food to munch on while watching them. This is a fantastic recipe that I adapted from one that I saw on Allrecipes . It is a salsa but it can be eaten as a salad as well. My husband had hever tried anything like this before and I think he had some doubts about it. A salsa like this is common on a Mexican menu but not so much on a Spanish menu. He tried it yesterday and let me tell you, he proceeded to tell me that I  just had to make it again! As you know, good things should be shared so here it is!


  • If using fresh beans, soak them for at least 8 hours or so in cold water. Then boil them on medium to high heat in a pressure cooker for about 20 minutes.

  1. Mix black beans, corn, tomatoes, red bell pepper, onion, parsley, lime juice, vinegar, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; fold avocado into the mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, putting it right on top of salsa; chill at least 2 hours.


Serve with tortilla chips or enjoy iton its own.
I have taken this recipe toFiesta Friday . Do check out other boggers’ recipes! 😊

Enjoy! xxxx Natascha

20 thoughts on “Black bean avocado salsa or salad

  1. Those are be-oo-ti-ful beans! What a coincidence – I’ve been cooking up and then pressure canning a few batches of dried beans into pint jars this past week. I know that sounds a little weird, like why would you need to can beans since they keep in their dry state forever. But since we live at a mile high altitude, they also take forever to cook from dried! Now I can just grab a jar and use it, and these taste much better and are so much cheaper than good organic canned beans from the store. Yeah, I know, still sounds kinda crazy. πŸ€”

    1. Thank you so much! Hey…what you are doing sounds like a great idea to me! The altitude does affect cooking! And like you say, beans you prepare yourself are so much better than from a can! What are you going to make with them? πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

  2. Oh my goodness Natascha! I ate something like this at a graduation party 2 years ago and I’ve been wanting a comparable recipe ever since! Thank you!

  3. Love your recipe Natascha – looking forward to making your version. All of the veggies and beans and a light sauce are perfect for me any time. Everyone will love this combination at Fiesta Friday.

  4. I love eating fresh salsa as a salad so I totally understand what yo mean! It’s so fresh and delicious perfect for any sunny day for sure! It’s really warming up here in Vancouver so I can’t wait to try this out! I actually love having fresh salsa with rice for lunc htoo! Thank you for sharing this at FF Natascha πŸ™‚

    1. You are right this just screams sunny weather and long summer days! I hope you like this too. I just made some more! Thank YOU for taking the time to check this out xxxxx

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