Southwestern Throw-Down Avocado & Bean Salad

Serves 2-3.  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.


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.

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