Avocado Black Bean Salsa

Each bite of this zesty black bean salsa has creamy avocado and is bursting with lime flavor. Serve this recipe as a dip, over your favorite grilled protein or fish, or serve it as a salad!

white bowl with black bean salsa in it on wooden board with tortilla chips and lime pieces arranged around it.

This colorful salsa is made with black beans, chopped tomatoes, creamy avocado, and jalapeno for some spice. It has all the flavors of a typical salsa, but with a little more veggies involved and some plant protein to keep things satisfying.

It’s easy to make, and is perfect for chip dipping or adding as a garnish to compliment your favorite meal! No matter what way you choose to serve it, I’m certain you’ll love every bite.

Ingredients – What You Need

You’ll need 9 ingredients to make this salsa! See below for the full list and ingredients tips.

Ingredients for black bean salsa arranged on a brown wooden cutting board.

Tomatoes: I recommend using cherry tomatoes because they’re smaller and perfect for salsa.
Black beans: use canned/cooked black beans.
Avocado: ripe avocado will add a creaminess and balances the heat from the pepper.
Lime: the juice will add citrusy flavor.
Jalapeno: for a little kick of heat – nothing too intense.
Red onion: adds lots of flavor!
Cilantro: use fresh cilantro, not dried, for flavor.
Garlic powder: powder is quicker than chopping fresh garlic, but you can also use minced fresh garlic too.
Cumin: this seasoning will add the salsa flavor we want!

How to Make Black Bean Salsa – Step by Step Photos

First, chop the vegetables into small diced pieces.

chopped vegetables for salsa arranged on wooden cutting board.

Then assemble all the vegetables in a bowl with black beans, chopped cilantro, spices, and a sprinkle of salt to taste. Squeeze lime juice over top before mixing together! Taste then serve.

Tips for Success & FAQs

Additional vegetables to add – you can also add veggies like corn (regular, fire-roasted, or grilled), bell pepper, chopped spinach, or shallots instead of red onion.

Adjust the heat – if you like spicer salsa you can add more jalapeno pepper and even throw in some of the seeds (that’s where a lot of the spice is!).

Can I make this ahead of time? – Yes, this recipe can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.

How long does it keep? This salsa should keep for 3 days stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

hand dipping chip into black bean salsa in white bowl.

How to Serve it

I love serving this recipe, like any salsa, as a dip with tortilla chips! You can also serve it as a garnish over fish, steak, or chicken, or as a salad/side dish to compliment your favorite Tex-Mex meal.

More Black Bean Recipes to Try

Love this recipe? You may also be a fan of these delicious black beans recipes.

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Vegetarian Fajitas
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White bowl with black bean salsa in it with lime slices and tortilla chips arranged around it.

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hand dipping chip into black bean salsa in white bowl.

Avocado Black Bean Salsa

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Each bite of this zesty black bean salsa has creamy avocado and is bursting with lime flavor. Serve this recipe as a dip, over your favorite grilled protein or fish, or serve it as a salad!

Servings 6
Prep Time: 15 mins

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Tags: avocado black bean salsa, avocado salsa, black bean salsa
Freezer Friendly: No
Calories: 89 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer

Ingredients

  • 1 cups black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced small
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 limes, juices
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Prep vegetables: Cut all of vegetables into small diced cuts.

  2. Arrange in a bowl: add all of the diced vegetables, black beans, chopped cilantro, garlic powder, cumin, and lime juice. Toss salsa ingredients together and season with salt to taste. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

How to Serve it: I love serving this recipe, like any salsa, as a dip with tortilla chips! You can also serve it as a garnish over fish, steak, or chicken, or as a salad/side dish to compliment your favorite Tex-Mex meal.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Black Bean Salsa
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 89
% Daily Value*
Sodium 160.4mg7%
Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
Fiber 5.1g20%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 3.4g7%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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