Avocado Orange Black Bean Salad

READY IN: 2hrs 2mins
Recipe by Rainberry Blues

A delicious salad for your next fiesta! (Prep time includes soaking time for the beans.)

Top Review by realbirdlady

There's nothing really the matter with this dish - it's simple to prepare, cool for a summer day, the ingredients are all tasty, and it's quite nutritious, especially with a whole grain bread. But somehow it doesn't work together. It's just a bunch of ingredients in a bowl.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick through dried beans, discarding any bad ones.
  2. Rinse beans.
  3. Place beans in a large pot.
  4. Add enough water to cover beans by 2 inches.
  5. Bring to a boil, cook for two minutes, and then turn off the heat.
  6. Let beans soak in covered pot for one hour.
  7. Bring to a boil, covered.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. (Beans should be firm, not mushy.) Drain beans and rinse with cold water.
  10. Dry beans on paper towel.
  11. In large bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, salt, garlic and cilantro.
  12. Peel and section oranges.
  13. Cut orange sections into 1/2 inch pieces.
  14. Stir pieces into olive oil mixture.
  15. Add beans and stir gently.
  16. Mix well.
  17. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  18. Just before serving, peel avocados and chop the flesh into 1/2 inch pieces.
  19. Gently stir into salad.

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