This black bean tomato avocado salad with garlic and cilantro is my go-to weekday meal. Not only is it incredibly easy but it is very delicious. 🙂 I make so many variations of this depending on what veggies I have in the fridge. Feel free to use this as your base and go to town depending on what you have on hand! Sometimes I add some cumin and fresh chilli pepper (chopped) or chilli flakes. Feel free to add any of those if you like your salads spicy. You could also add some more tang by adding apple cider vinegar or some sweet by adding some maple syrup. Don’t be afraid to experiment! It also keeps really well in the fridge. I’ve definitely had this 3 days later and it still tastes great.
I eat this usually as the main meal but it also makes a great side dish or a crowd pleaser for a potluck!
You can also try my my Spicy Tofu with Kale for another quick and easy weekday meal idea. 🙂
- 1 large can black beans
- 1-2 cloves chopped garlic
- 1 cup baby tomato
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- lemon, to taste
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and there you have 'er! 🙂
- Sometimes I add some freshly chopped chilli pepper if I'm in the mood. Go for it if you like your salads spicy. 😉
Looks delicious! Do you serve a side dish with this?
Thanks so much Donna! I typically eat it by itself but you could probably do some grilled tofu or green salad! 🙂