Fiesta Favourites! Mexican Bean Salad with Citrus Dressing

Yesterday, I shared the menu for my mother-in-law’s Fiesta Favourites! Birthday Dinner. I wanted to come up with a side dish that was a little different, using a dressing that didn’t come out of a bottle. After perusing the internet, I decided to make this Mexican Bean Salad with Citrus Dressing .

This tasty side-dish was inspired by this Mexican Bean Salad and the dressing from this Mexican Chopped Salad recipe.

Mexican Bean Salad with Citrus Dressing

This Mexican Bean Salad provide a lovely combination of colours, textures and flavours. It’s even better the next day! The Citrus Dressing is quite versatile and could be used on a garden or taco salad as well.



  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) whole-kernel corn, drained (rinse if not low-salt)
  • 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley (optional or use cilantro)


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 TBSP orange juice
  • 3 TBSP lime juice (I use bottled, but feel free to use freshly squeezed)
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 3/4 Tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper (dash of each, or to taste)


  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients and mix into salad.
  3. Chill until ready to serve and let the flavours of the dressing combine with the ingredients (about one hour).

Are you in the mood for something a little different tonight? Why not try this tasty side dish?


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