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Ina Garten Black Bean Salad

Ina Garten black bean salad with avocado, tomatoes, and tangy vinaigrette is easy to prepare, full of flavor, and ready in minutes. It is perfect as a side dish or can also be used as a main dish with crisp leafy greens.

Why We Love This Recipe:

  • A tasty summer salad: that combines sweet corn, protein-rich black beans, creamy avocado, jalapeno, and a simple citrus dressing bursting with flavor this Ina Garten salad is literally my favorite!
  • If you prefer Texas Caviar or Sweet Corn + Arugula Salad, this is a delicious substitute! There’s nothing like variety, and this Ina Garten Black Bean and Corn Salad is just what you need
Ina Garten Black Bean Salad
Ina Garten Black Bean Salad

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

The Ina Garten black bean salad, corn & avocado salad recipe uses simple ingredients that blend together to create an intriguing blend of textures and flavors.
You will need these items:

  • Black beans – either canned or fresh cooked (alternative beans may be used if necessary)
  • Corn – fresh, canned, or frozen all work well (if using corn on the cob, grilling it first will enhance its flavor)
  • Grape tomatoes – Roma tomatoes are great too
  • Jalapeno – optionally leave a few seeds for extra heat
  • Red onion – pretty much any color will do
  • Avocado – make sure it’s ripe but not mushy
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil – omit if you wish
  • Lime – if omitting the oil, add a little extra
  • Apple cider vinegar – adds a nice brightness, but can be omitted
  • Garlic – Use fresh garlic or garlic powder 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin + chili powder
  • Salt – as desired

Are black beans healthy?

Black beans are packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein, and carbohydrates, making them some of the healthiest legumes. Black beans are satisfying and inexpensive. Black beans are available in most grocery stores as dry beans or canned beans. In a recipe like today’s salad, canned beans are fine, you don’t have to cook them from scratch.

How To Make Ina Garten Black Bean Salad?

  1. Make the dressing: Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Prepare the veggies.
  3. Assemble the salad: Combine the black beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion, avocado, and cilantro in a large serving bowl.
  4. Add dressing: Drizzle dressing over and toss to coat season to taste.
  5. Refrigerate or serve at room temperature.
Ina Garten Black Bean Salad
Ina Garten Black Bean Salad

How To Serve Ina Garten Black Bean Salad?

How long does Ina Garten Black Bean Salad last?

  • In The Fridge: The Ina Garten Black bean salad will stay fresh for up to 8 hours in the fridge. In order to store the salad for a longer period of time, I recommend omitting the avocado, as it will brown in the salad. This salad will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days without avocado.
  • In The Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing this Ina Garten Black bean salad, it is best eaten fresh or within a few days.

Recipe Tips

  • Roast the corn: To get a delicious roasted flavor, roast the corn. You can also char it over a gas burner without the husk.
  • Make sure the ingredients are uniform: The onion, jalapeno, avocado, and tomatoes should all be finely diced to ensure uniformity.
  • Easily scalable: This Ina Garten recipe can easily be doubled or halved.
  • Make it your own: It’ll still be delicious if you change up the produce and omit anything you don’t like. Perhaps you’d like to add a finely diced bell pepper or switch up the beans.
Ina Garten Black Bean Salad
Ina Garten Black Bean Salad

FAQ Section

Is It Salsa or a Salad?

You can either serve this Ina Garten Dish as salad or salsa, the choice is yours! As a healthy dip with tortilla chips, or as a salad paired with your favorite grilled protein. It goes great with this Chimichurri Grilled Chicken.

Can I Make the Salad Ahead of Time?

Sure. You can prepare this Ina Garten salad the night before serving and it holds up well. Because it can be served cold or at room temperature, it is a great option to serve at barbecues, potlucks, and other get-togethers.

Is Ina Garten Black Bean Salad Spicy?

It depends on which jalapeno you end up with. There are some that are spicy, and others that are mild as bell pepper. If you are sensitive to spice, just leave out the jalapeno. Some people find poblano and Anaheim chiles to be mildly spicy, but I’ve never had this experience. If you’re worried, use green or red bell pepper instead.

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Ina Garten Black Bean Salad Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ( 1 Cup – 246g )

  • Calories 210
  • Total Fat 0.7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 591mg
  • Potassium 752mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
  • Dietary Fiber 11g
  • Sugars 5.1g
  • Protein 8.8g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 36%
  • Calcium 5%
  • Iron 15%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Ina Garten Black Bean Salad

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 15 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:210 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Ina Garten black bean salad with avocado, tomatoes, and tangy vinaigrette is easy to prepare, full of flavor, and ready in minutes. It is perfect as a side dish or can also be used as a main dish with crisp leafy greens.

Ingredients

  • Dressing

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing: Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Prepare the veggies.
  3. Assemble the salad: Combine the black beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion, avocado, and cilantro in a large serving bowl.
  4. Add dressing: Drizzle dressing over and toss to coat season to taste.
    Refrigerate or serve at room temperature.

Notes

  • Roast the corn: To get a delicious roasted flavor, roast the corn. You can also char it over a gas burner without the husk.
  • Make sure the ingredients are uniform: The onion, jalapeno, avocado, and tomatoes should all be finely diced to ensure uniformity.
  • Easily scalable: This Ina Garten recipe can easily be doubled or halved.
  • Make it your own: It’ll still be delicious if you change up the produce and omit anything you don’t like. Perhaps you’d like to add a finely diced bell pepper or switch up the beans.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.7g2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 591mg25%
Potassium 752mg22%
Total Carbohydrate 37g13%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Sugars 5.1g
Protein 8.8g18%

Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 5%
Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.