This Mexican black bean salad is super easy and super quick. I’ve used canned beans for convenience. They are the perfect fast food and I always have some in the cupboard ready for a quick side dish or lunch.
I started giving H beans and chickpeas early on and would simply mash them with a fork. He now absolutely love them and will happily eat them straight out of the tin.
When I posted this dish on Instagram one of my lovely followers commented that they thought the yellow was mango. Next time I make this I’m adding mango. How delicious would that be! So go ahead and get creative and add lots of fresh herbs – in my opinion that is what makes this salad extra delicious. Enjoy xxx
Mexican Black Bean Salad
- 400 gram tin black beans
- Half a punnet of cherry tomatoes; quartered
- Half a large cucumber , quartered and sliced
- 1/2 a large yellow capsicum; chopped
- Large handful of coriander leavers; chopped
- salt and pepper
For the dressing
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- Drain and rinse the black beans. Add to a bowl along with the tomatoes, cucumber, capsicum, and coriander. Combine the dressing ingredients and add to the salad. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Love the colors! Love the flavors!
Thanks so much Sarah xx
I make a similar salad so I know how delicious it is!! Yum!
Thanks very much Julia, it is definitely a favourite salad of mine. I make it often.
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
I could live on Mexican food–this salad is perfect to serve on the side or rolled up in a burrito the next day for an easy dinner!
Thanks Kristen, I’ve never added it to a burrito but I will next time. That sounds fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration. xx
We are loving everything about this salad, great idea!!
Thanks very much guys. xx
Love a good black bean salad! So simple to make yet always refreshing : ))
Thanks Victoria, it is lovely and refreshing. I just love the coriander, cumin & lime combo! xx
Mel @ avirtualvegan.com
Black beans are one of my all time favourite foods as they are so nutritious and versatile. This salad looks so fresh and inviting. The only thing I would change is to sub the honey for maple syrup to make it vegan. Other than that it is perfect!
Thanks Mel, I’m with you, I love beans and black beans are a favourite. They just look so great in a salad. xx
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
All the wonderful ingredients go so well together. Love corn and black beans in a salad.
Thanks very much Gloria, so do I. Thanks for stopping by. xx
Nataliya | Not From A Packet Mix
I swear, your toddler eats better than most adults! This looks delicious, can’t wait to try it.
Yes I’m sure he does. He seems to enjoy food as much as I do, which is a huge bonus. Thanks, let me know what you think. xx
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
YUM! This salad looks so delicious! Gorgeous photos!
Thanks so much Lisa, xxx