Southwestern Salad with Black Beans


Here we top salad greens with black beans, sweet corn and grape tomatoes and bring it all together with a tangy avocado-lime dressing for a Mexican-inspired salad. Try this salad for a take-along lunch. To keep the salad greens from getting soggy, pack the greens, salad toppings and dressing in separate containers and toss them together just before eating.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 serving


  • ½ ripe avocado

  • ¾ cup packed fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, quartered

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups mixed greens

  • ½ cup black beans, canned (rinsed) or cooked

  • ½ cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen (thawed)

  • ½ cup grape tomatoes


  1. Place avocado, cilantro, yogurt, scallions, garlic, lime juice, sugar and salt in a blender; blend until smooth.

  2. Place greens in an individual salad bowl; toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. (Refrigerate the remaining dressing.) Top the greens with black beans, corn and tomatoes.

    Southwestern Salad with Black Beans


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate leftover dressing for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
4g Fat
44g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Vitamin A 5402IU 108%
Vitamin C 48mg 53%
Folate 309mcg 77%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Calcium 176mg 14%
Iron 5mg 27%
Magnesium 83mg 20%
Potassium 1325mg 28%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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