Food, Lunch & Dinner Entrees, Salads, Vegan Eats

Southwestern Throw-Down Avocado & Bean Salad

That is unless you’re like me in which case it’ll serve 1 and you’ll need to make them their own.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this one and love it every time!  I know the ingredient list looks a little long but really isn’t so bad and comes together super fast and you can easily and rather inexpensively scoop up enough ingredients to make this recipe several times over.

​Serves 2-3


1 Small Avocado, stone removed and chopped

1 Large Handful of Mixed Baby Greens

½ Small Lime, juice only

1 can Beans of choice (preferably Black, Red, or Pinto)

1 Green Onion, white & green, finely chopped

1 Garlic Clove, minced

12 Grape Tomatoes, halved

Small Handful of Raw Hulled Pumpkin Seeds

Small Handful of Raw Hulled Sunflower Seeds

½ tsp (rounded) Cumin (I really like cumin.  You may scale this back if you’re less of a fan)

½ tsp Dried Oregano

¼ tsp Ground Coriander

Salt & Pepper, to taste.

Dash of Cayenne, as/if desired for an added kick


Place avocado, baby greens and lime juice in a medium-sized mixing bowl.  Stir gently to combine and coat your avocados.  Be careful not to mash your avocados while stirring.

Add remaining ingredients and toss until well combined.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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