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Fiesta Avocado Salad

Fiesta Avocado Salad is a fresh and healthy salad recipe with chunks of avocado, black beans, tomato, and corn in an easy citrus olive oil dressing. Perfect side dish for summer cookouts and gatherings. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado salad, fiesta avocado salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Fridge Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 side dish servings
Calories 171kcal
Author Jessica


  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 can (11 oz) white shoepeg corn drained
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and cilantro in a mixing bowl. Stir together to combine.
  • In separate small bowl, combine olive oil, lime & lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Stir with a fork and pour over the salad. Stir together until combined.
  • Let sit in fridge, covered, for 1-2 hours before serving so the flavor can develop. The avocado will not brown during the refrigeration time thanks to the citrus juices.


Corn : I love the shoepeg corn in this recipe but you can just use regular canned corn, fire roasted canned corn, or use fresh corn. 
Tomatoes : Half the tomatoes and then measure out 1 cup. 
Garlic : Use chopped garlic from a jar. Garlic paste from the tube. Use fresh garlic that you mince or press. You can even use garlic powder. 
Spicy? : Feel free to make this as spicy as you want. Add chili powder, cayenne pepper, or some chopped jalapeños. 
Fridge Time : The salad does need to refrigerate for 1-2 hours to develop the flavor. It won't taste as good right after making it. But after it sits in the fridge it is amazing. The avocado will not brown during the 1- 2 hours in the fridge. 
Recipe has been updated and republished with more helpful text and new pictures in June 2021. Recipe is the same. 


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg