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A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

black bean salsaI’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. ūüėČ

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.

black bean salsa

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

Black Bean Salsa Salad Recipe

Black Bean Salsa Salad
 
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It's a side, it's a salad, it's a topping, it's a dip. This black bean salsa can be whatever you want it to be.
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Recipe type: side
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Serve as a side with grilled meat, fajitas, tacos. On top of greens for a fresh salad or along with chips like a dip.
2 tomatoes, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 yellow pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
3 green onions, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup pineapple or mango, diced
1 lime, zested and juiced
sea salt
black pepperCombine 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.

 

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