Recipe: $4 | Per Serving: $1.33 | Yield: 3
5-INGREDIENTS, 5-MINUTES: BLACK BEAN AVOCADO SALAD. DO IT.
Avocados are cheap in San Diego, hence the two avocado posts in one week. They’re also cheap in Mexico and Peru. Basically I only go places that have cheap avocados, partially because of this salad.
Back in the day when I worked at an office with a fridge and microwave and such, I used to pack this salad several times a month. These days I cook the beans from dry and even make the salsa from scratch, but the recipe is otherwise the same. And it’s delicious. Feta cheese is pretty similar in flavor to cotija cheese, which is a traditional Mexican cheese, so it is perfect for this flavor combination. Perfect, I tell ya.
Wrap it up in a homemade whole wheat tortilla or toss it over some greens for a veggie-packed salad. It’s also delicious mixed with mango salsa when tropical fruits are in season again!Just make sure you eat it.
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- 1 can black beans (about 1.5 cups)
- 2 avocados, chopped into chunks
- 4 oz feta cheese
- 1 cup pico de gallo or 1/2 cup salsa
- lime wedges cilantro for garnish
- 2–3 cups greens (arugula, mesclun)
- Drain the liquid from the can of black beans (You could also make the beans from dry.)
- Divide the beans between four bowls, or atop four bowls of salad greens.
- Top with pico de gallo or salsa, chopped avocados, feta, and optional cilantro, and squeeze a lime wedge over the salad.
- Optional: Top with an egg or some crisped up tortilla strips.
You can stretch this to four servings if you use 2 cups cooked beans and add 1-2 eggs to each bowl.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: Salad