Avocado-Black Bean Salsa

Avocado-Black Bean Salsa Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns
People love this highly flavored, not too spicy dip. To make ahead, combine all ingredients except the avocado. Cover and chill, and then gently stir in the freshly diced avocado just before serving.



Makes 4 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed, or fresh corn kernels (1 ear)
1 (14.4-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons avocado oil or light olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced canned chipotles in adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 avocados, diced
Tortilla chips


Combine first 10 ingredients, stirring until well blended. Fold in avocado, and serve with tortilla chips.


Julia Dowling Rutland,

March 2011
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