Avocado Orange Black Bean Salad

Total Time
2hrs 2mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 32 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

realbirdlady December 22, 2007

This is nice. I like all the ingredients, so expected to be wild about it. I think it's missing something to unite all the flavors. Maybe a different dressing. Thank you for the experience, it was interesting.

mianbao June 03, 2006

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