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A bunch of beans and vegetables topped with a layer of this gorgeous creamy avocado dressing... What a great lunch idea!!

Mixed Bean Salad & Creamy Avocado Dressing

A bunch of beans and vegetables topped with a layer of this gorgeous creamy avocado dressing... What a great lunch idea!!
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 530 kcal

Ingredients

  • 5,5 oz canned black beans (155 g), drained weight
  • 5,5 oz canned white beans (155 g), drained weight
  • 2- inch fresh cucumber (5 cm)
  • 2 oz ripe avocado (55 g)
  • 1 small fresh tomato
  • a handful fresh mint
  • a handful fresh cilantro
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or lime juice
  • a handful pistachio nuts salted, crushed
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pour the canned beans in a sieve or colander and rinse them well. Let the beans drain for a couple of minutes and then transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Chop up the ripe tomato and the cucumber and then add this to the beans in the bowl.
    A bunch of beans and vegetables topped with a layer of this gorgeous creamy avocado dressing... What a great lunch idea!!
  2. Stir well. Then chop up the fresh cilantro and mint. Add it to the bowl as well. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with a little pinch of pepper and salt to taste.
    A bunch of beans and vegetables topped with a layer of this gorgeous creamy avocado dressing... What a great lunch idea!!
  3. Stir the salad again.
    A bunch of beans and vegetables topped with a layer of this gorgeous creamy avocado dressing... What a great lunch idea!!
  4. Add the avocado to a blender together with a tablespoon of the olive oil, the ground coriander, ground cumin, a pinch of salt and pepper, the lemon (or lime) juice and 5 tablespoons of water.
    A bunch of beans and vegetables topped with a layer of this gorgeous creamy avocado dressing... What a great lunch idea!!
  5. Blend the ingredients well until you get a creamy and smooth avocado dressing. Then check the seasoning and add extra spices to taste if necessary.
    A bunch of beans and vegetables topped with a layer of this gorgeous creamy avocado dressing... What a great lunch idea!!
  6. Divide the bean salad over 2 plates or serving bowls and scoop the avocado dressing on top. Garnish with the crushed salted pistachio nuts. Serve immediately!
    A bunch of beans and vegetables topped with a layer of this gorgeous creamy avocado dressing... What a great lunch idea!!