Fiesta Black Bean Salad

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I made this up as something to go with my chicken mole recipe, since I wasn't really in the mood for something like Spanish rice or refried beans. I think it makes a great side dish for Mexican food! This also would make a great salsa or dip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ingredients, mixing well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving.
  3. Note: the best way to dice an avocado is to cut it in half up to the seed all the way around, wiggle it apart, take a knife and pry out the seed, then cut the flesh into a cross-hatch without cutting through the skin, then scooping out the fruit with a larger thin spoon, as close to the skin as you can get.
Most Helpful

Incredibly delicious (and simple too)! I made this exactly as posted, but also added some halved grape tomatoes that I needed to use up. This is so versatile too. It's a great side dish but is equally good served with tortilla chips as a dip/salsa. It is even better the next day. I should know - I just ended up eating it straight out of the container with a spoon! I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing your great idea.

JackieOhNo! February 17, 2011

It looked exceptional and was delicious. My only problem was the jalapeno peppers overpowered it. Next time, I will either omit or use very sparingly. Thanks for the recipe!

Mrs.jami September 20, 2006

This was a huge hit over the holidays! I made it as a side dish for dinner but it was taken out early and served with chips as a salsa. There was none left for dinner! Not to mention that we could have used more before hand. This is definitely on the keeper list!

Gunnerbun January 04, 2006