Black Bean Salad Recipe – Gluten-free

Editor’s Note: This is a favorite recipe that I made on our vacation in Minnesota (fishing trip). It keeps well for several days in the fridge. Scott and I like to take the leftovers in our lunches to work. Enjoy!

Black Bean Salad Enhanced with Garden Veggies | A Gluten-Free Favorite
by Vickie Maris

My mom, my sister, my niece, and several of our friends all eat gluten free, so Scott and I have been learning to prepare a larger variety of dishes that fit in a gluten-free diet. This recipe for Black Bean Salad, from my friend Becca Perry-Hill, is a quick one to make and can be enhanced with fresh veggies from your garden. We have found that this dish is even a bit tastier on the second day after it has been in the refrigerator overnight. I’ll list the ingredients as Becca shared them with me, but I have found that you can switch things around in this recipe to personalize it. For instance, when I made the recipe today, I included garbanzo beans. And the green pepper and tomato were fresh from the garden. Delicious!

You can find more of Becca’s gluten-free recipes at her new blog:


Black Bean Salad Enhanced with Garden Veggies | A Gluten-Free Favorite
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
An easy-to-make salad that is very popular at family gatherings.
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of corn, rinsed and drained, or 3-4 ears of fresh corn
  • 1 sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small or ½ large sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1 ripe medium tomato, diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • the juice of 1 large lime
  • 3 T olive oil
  • sea salt (or kosher salt) to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Gently mix the first 7 ingredients together. Sprinkle lime juice and olive oil over entire salad. Sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste. Gently mix.
  2. For more gluten-free recipes by Becca Perry-Hill, please check out her blog:


PS – If you found this recipe helpful, I would sure appreciate it if you would share it in your social media networks. Becca and I would both enjoy having others get to try it for their tables. Please add a comment if you have additional suggestions.

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Vickie Maris is a lifelong learner, a musician (she plays guitar and accordion in a band with her husband, Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday), a social media coach to businesses and entrepreneurs, and an instructional designer of online courses. She encourages people in their business and life improvement projects from uses of social media in the marketing mix to improving fitness and health for a strong, productive life as an entrepreneur. (Left: Photo credit – Steve Fletcher)