I've said it before and I'll say it again - you know you've got something special when a salad can also be a dip. This black bean salsa salad is EVERYTHING.
I threw this mess of deliciousness together before heading to dinner at a friend's house recently and it was such a hit that I retraced my steps to remember what the heck all I threw in there...
I think I got it all. And I just had to share it with you before the 4th because your barbecue needs this.
I call it my black bean salsa salad and it's my new go-to for parties, cookouts, casual dinners with friends. Basically, if I'm bringing something - it's gonna be this. So if you want me to make it for you, you just gotta invite me over. 😉
I love using beans in the summer because they don't require cooking. You can just open up a can, drain and rinse them. And they're ready to go to add some bulk and protein to whatever else you've got goin' on.
What I really love about this black bean salsa salad is how versatile it is. You could bring it to a party to serve as a dip. Make it to go along with tacos at home. And then throw leftovers on top of some spinach and call it a salad for lunch.
I like to make a big batch, use it to entertain, then have the leftovers for another meal or two.
It's the perfect, light and fresh, yet surprisingly filling dish for summer.
And have I mentioned how BEAUTIFUL it looks? The colors are gorgeous. They jump right out at you and scream "take a bite!"
Black Bean Salsa Salad Recipe
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- ½ red bell pepper, diced
- ½ yellow pepper, diced
- ½ small red onion, diced
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- ¼ cup pineapple or mango, diced
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- sea salt
- black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Serve as a side with grilled meat, fajitas, tacos. On top of greens for a fresh salad or along with chips like a dip.
What are your favorite dishes to bring to parties, cookouts, get togethers? Share em with us in the comments, will you?
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