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All-American Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

Total time:

4 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

4 min

All-American Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad


All-American Recipe Contest 2014 First Prize Winner in the Favorite 4th of July Recipe category. The author says, "Your bill of rights should include the freedom to enjoy this southwestern-inspired yet "all-in" American recipe for Avocado, Black Bean and Roasted Corn dish as a side dish, atop a salad, on tacos, on fish, on burgers, and more!"


Serves: 12

2 cups frozen sweet corn
6 Tbsp. olive oil (divided)
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
1 pt. grape tomatoes, quartered
1 jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded, or more to taste
2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and chopped*
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. ground chipotle chile powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Place frozen corn on rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Stir to coat and then spread out in single layer. Roast under broiler for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring once, until starting to brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  2. In large bowl, place beans, bell pepper, onion, grape tomatoes, jalapeño, beans, chopped avocado, cilantro and cooled corn. Add remaining olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, chile powder and cumin; stir until all ingredients are coated.
  3. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Note:  *Recipe can be made ahead, even overnight. However for best results, don't add avocado until just before serving. Also, large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Serving Suggestion: Use as a side dish, topping on salad or relish for chips and tacos.


Nutrition information per serving

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

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