Recipe for Gut Health: Avocado and Black Bean Salad

There are easy recipes to master – and then there's this. Packed with prebiotic fiber, this colorful, flavorful salad is great for picnics, lunch, dinner, or a healthy snack paired with tortilla chips.


  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 12 ounce canned corn, drained
  • 2 avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small red chili, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive or avocado oil


  1. Place the beans, onion, tomatoes, red pepper, corn, avocado, and mango into a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Place the garlic, red chili, lime juice and oil in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour your dressing over all of your ingredients and mix.

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Updated July 30, 2021

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