Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 50 mins

This is the perfect salad to take to a family reunion or potluck. It's colorful, keeps well and is full of flavor without being too spicy or vinegary. I think the Sun Vista brand of beans has the best flavor for this recipe. Passive cooking time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and rinse beans.
  2. Combine beans, onion, red pepper, cilantro and corn in a very large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except for the chili powder.
  4. Pour dressing over beans and mix well.
  5. Sprinkle a dash of chili powder over the top of the salad.
  6. Cover and chill thoroughly.
  7. Before serving, toss salad again, then add another dash of chili powder and spread avocado over the top of the salad.
  8. (Don't add the avocado until right before serving.).
Most Helpful

we all loved this. Only change is I only added about a T. of the oil. Great flavors.

kbickel45 August 13, 2015

Love,love this recipe! Just bought a garlic/ lemon flavored olive oil & cilantro& garlic and jalapeño flavored balsamic vinaigrette at a festival this weekend & used them in place of the wine vinegar and olive oil..<br/> DELICIOUS and it hasn't even marinated or had the avocado or chili powder added yet!!!

potap March 19, 2014

This is awesome! so flavorful and healthy. I added a minced up a jalapeno and 1/4 lb. small multi-colored pasta, to make it go even further. Everyone loved it, and it's so pretty. Adding diced jicama also adds crunch.

Chef MJP1951 December 13, 2009