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Black bean salad with a peanut lime dressing

All about the Salads!

I’m a vegetarian, I have been my whole life, so beans are a good protein source in my diet. I am always experimenting with new recipes and salads are my favourite. This bean salad is so easy to make and I whip this up most days for lunch when I am working from home. It is super fresh and the peanut ginger lime dressing flavourful and delicious.

Bean salad with peanut dressing

Ingredients for 4 small starter salads (pictured here) or 2 large main salads:

  • 1 can rinsed black beans
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 cob of corn cooked and cut off the husk
  • 1/4 cup cucumber diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 an avocado diced

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger 
  • a large pinch each of salt and pepper 

Mexican style bean salad with a peanut lime dressing

Making this salad really couldn’t be easier…

Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently. Prepare the dressing separately in a glass and stir until completely combined. Toss the dressing over the salad and serve. That’s all there is to it!


Black bean salad with a peanut lime dressing  Mexican style bean salad with a peanut lime dressing


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  1. Aleksandra

    August 10th, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Looks really yummy 🙂

  2. Emily H

    August 10th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Thanks Aleksandra!! Glad you think so 🙂

  3. Jolina - The Unlikely Baker

    August 10th, 2016 at 9:50 am

    This salad looks amazing! And any dressing with peanut butter in it is a winner, yes? 🙂

  4. Emily H

    August 10th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I agree! The dressing really makes it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Carrie

    August 10th, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Not only does the dish look so delicious, I love how you’ve set it up! Beautifully done!

  6. Emily H

    August 10th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Aw thank you so much! I’m glad you like the set up! Thanks for reading!

  7. The Golden Girl Diary

    August 10th, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Oh my goodness! That looks absolutely amazing. I am going to have to try this! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    xo, Amanda |

  8. Emily H

    August 10th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks so much Amanda!! I’m so glad you think so, it is delicious! Enjoy 🙂

  9. Justin

    August 10th, 2016 at 11:35 am

    That sounds so delicious. I cannot wait to try!

  10. Emily H

    August 10th, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Amazing, I hope you do and I hope you enjoy it!! Thanks for reading!

  11. Danielle

    August 10th, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I love your photos because they make this salad really pop. Kind of forgot that you said you’re vegetarian and the meat eater in me wanted this so badly even though it doesn’t have meat. Great post!!

  12. Emily H

    August 10th, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Ah I feel like I succeeded with this recipe because of that! You could always have some sort of meat on the side with it too 🙂 Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

  13. Josselyn Martinez

    August 10th, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    yummy love the colors!!

  14. Emily H

    August 10th, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks so much Josselyn!

  15. Kristina

    August 10th, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I would never think to add peanut butter to a dressing for a salad like this but it looks delish! I’m going to have to step out of my comfort zone & try it!

  16. Mary

    August 11th, 2016 at 8:07 am

    This look delicious! Just get the tortilla chips!

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