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Mexican Avocado Salad (with homemade Chili Lime dressing!)

This Mexican avocado salad recipe is quick and easy to make, while still being delicious! Featuring avocado, tomato, corn, and black beans tossed with a lip smacking homemade chili lime dressing, this filling salad will quickly become your new favorite!

Monday March 29, 2021

(5 stars from 1 review)

Avocado Avocado Oil Black Beans Chili Powder Cilantro Corn Cumin Garlic Powder Lime Maple Syrup Oregano Salt Tomatoes

Mexican Avocado Salad (with homemade Chili Lime dressing!)

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Summer time is coming - slowly but surely - and to me that means allll the salads! If you've never put avocado in salad, then you're missing out! Salads with avocados are great for lunches, sides at dinner, or to bring to a pot luck! 

This avocado salad is one of my favorites to make because it is:

  • quick - it can be thrown together in no time!
  • healthy - it's mostly vegetables after all!
  • tasty - the chili lime dressing really kicks this up a notch
  • filling - avocado and black beans are both good for keeping you full
  • easy - can you chop an avocado and open a can of beans? Great - then you can make this salad!
  • gluten-free - no gluten required to make this
three bowls of Mexican Avocado Salad are shown

The chili lime Mexican salad dressing is made with lime juice, avocado oil (or olive oil!), maple syrup, and some seasonings! It couldn't be simpler - but no one has to know! I like my spice subtle for this salad - I recommend tasting the vinaigrette after making it, but before pouring it on the salad, and adjusting the seasoning level to your preference. 

What are the ingredients in Mexican avocado salad?

a top down view of the ingredients used in Mexican Avocado Salad

Honestly, the ingredients can be whatever you want! The more fresh ingredients, the better! I use:

  • avocados - of course - in an avocado salad this is the one ingredient that is non-negotiable!
  • tomatoes - I use vine tomatoes and chop them up, but you can use cherry tomatoes if you prefer
  • corn - I usually opt for frozen corn that has been thawed because that is what I keep in my house, but you can use canned or even fresh corn
  • black beans - one can will do the trick!
  • lime juice - fresh is best!
  • avocado oil - I happen to have a bottle of this on hand, but it's not worth buying it just for this recipe, olive oil is just as good
  • maple syrup - adds some sweetness to the dressing! You can use a teaspoon of sugar if you would prefer
  • seasonings - a blend of chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, and salt
  • other optional addition - red onions  (I don't care for raw onions but I know they are common in this type of dish!), cilantro for garnish, cucumbers, green peppers, or even some baby spinach! The possibilities are  truly endless.

How to make Mexican avocado salad

Step one: Place avocados, tomatoes, black beans and corn together in a large mixing bowl

top down view showing avocado, tomato, corn, and black beans

Step two: Stir until the ingredients are completely mixed together

top down view showing the mixed salad ingredients in a large bowl

Step three: In a separate bowl, prepare the salad dressing by mixing the lime juice, oil, maple syrup, and seasonings, then mix until uniform

collage showing the lime juice, oil, maple syrup, and spices being mixed together

Step four: Pour the dressing over the salad, and stir to combine

top down view of the dressing being poured onto the salad

How to store leftovers?

This salad stores pretty good in a covered container for two to three days in the fridge  - the lime juice in the dressing helps keep the avocado from turning too brown. I will say, the longer it sits, the better the flavors combine to make a very tasty salad, so I like to make it at least a few hours in advance - but you can also enjoy it immediately after preparing it!

three small bowls of Mexican avocado salad are shown

Other Mexican recipes you may like:


Mexican Avocado Salad (with homemade Chili Lime dressing!)

Mexican Avocado Salad (with homemade Chili Lime dressing!)

(5 stars from 1 review)

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Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, pitted and chopped
  • 3 vine tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil (olive oil works well too)
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together avocado, tomatoes, corn, and black beans, set aside
  2. In a small bowl, stir together oil, lime juice, maple syrup, and seasonings until full combined
  3. Pour oil mixture over salad, stir until everything is coated

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Riley
Saturday April 3, 2021

This is the best salad I have ever eaten, it's like nature, but delicious

Natalie
Saturday April 3, 2021

That's one way to put it! Glad you liked it.


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Natalie Kollee

Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.


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