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Cilantro Avocado Salad

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Salad


This fresh cilantro avocado salad is a fiesta to the mouth! Loaded with black beans, corn, tomato and red onion with a simple lime dressing, cotija cheese, and a sprinkle of spice, it’s filling and fabulous!


  • 2 cups cilantro leaves (1 large bunch)
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1/2 pound roma tomatoes, chopped (46 small tomatoes)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained
  • juice of a large lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and black pepper (or red pepper flakes), to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled cotija or queso fresco cheese


  1. Submerge cilantro in a bowl of clean cold water a few times to clean thoroughly. Let dry between paper towels and then remove cilantro leaves from the stems.
  2. Place cilantro leaves in a large mixing bowl. Add diced avocado, chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion, black beans and corn. Squeeze lime juice over ingredients in the bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoon olive oil. Toss gently to combine well. Salt and pepper (or red pepper flakes) to taste. Sprinkle with cheese and toss again.
  3. Serve as a side dish or a main salad. Store in the refrigerator.