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Fiesta Bean Salad

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The Fiesta Bean Salad is black beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, coriander and avocado tossed with a cumin-lime vinaigrette.

fiesta bean salad

fiesta bean salad

This delicious fiesta bean salad is packed with fiber! I try to eat a lot of legumes each week to increase my fiber. We love the bright, fresh taste of this quick and easy salad! Combining black beans and chickpeas with avocado, tomatoes, and limes creates a bright, flavorful salad that’s perfect for a week’s prep. Make it for lunch or as a healthy side dish with grilled steaks, tacos, shrimp or chicken. If you’re craving more salad with canned chickpeas, you might also like this chickpea salad or this Greek chickpea salad.

Black beans, chickpeas, avocado and tomato with lime

Something magical happens when you combine cumin, coriander and lime juice. I seriously could add this to just about anything and be a happy camper.

I confess I wasn’t always a fan of the beans in my salad. I think it’s a matter of texture because I like beans boiled with soup or rice, but when I add avocado, coriander, red onion, lime juice and cumin, I’m in love! Plus, they’re rich in antioxidants, heart-healthy fats, and high in fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied.


  • beans: Canned black beans and chickpeas
  • Vegetables and Herbs: tomato, avocado, red onion, coriander
  • Salad dressing: Garlic, lime juice, cumin, olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper


  • You can add corn.It goes especially well with burnt summer corn.
  • Omit the coriander if you are not a fan
  • Swap beans or chickpeas for white beans, pink peas or black-eyed peas.

serving size

This is for 4 servings as a side dish, or 2 servings if used as a main dish.

food preparation

This can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If you’re making this ahead of time, omit the avocado and add it just before serving.

Black beans, chickpeas, avocado and tomato with lime
Black beans, chickpeas, avocado, tomato and lime in a bowl.

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Preparation: Ten minutes

cooking: 0 minutes

total: Ten minutes

yield: Four serving

Serving size: 1 Generous cup as a side

  • In a large bowl, combine garlic, lime juice, oil, cumin, crushed red pepper, and salt.

  • Add black beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Mix well.

  • When ready to eat, gently stir in the avocado and serve immediately.

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This is a hearty serving that is perfect as a side dish to accompany your favorite protein. If you want this for lunch, I double the amount.

Serving: 1 Generous cup as a side, calorie: 335 kcal, carbohydrates: 47 g, protein: 14 g, obesity: 11.5 g, saturated fat: 2 g, sodium: 481.5 mg, fiber: 15.5 g, sugar: 0.5 g

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