Black Eyed Beans And Avocado Salad (Crete)

Try your hand at a truly unique Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Black Eyed Beans And Avocado Salad. You’ll enjoy this fresh tasting recipe for lunch or a light dinner. And, enjoy the benefits of a protein and super-food packed meal. You can serve this warm or at room temperature. This salad also goes quite well as a side dish with chicken or fish.

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Black Eyed Bean and Avocado Salad

Black Eyed Beans And Avocado Salad (Crete)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8
Calories 211 kcal


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pound Black Eyed Beans And Avocado Salad (Crete)
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 avocados, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Drain and rinse soaked beans. Bring beans and 4 cups of water to a boil and continue to simmer until beans are soft. Drain into a colander.
  • In a big salad bowl, mix the scallions, tomatoes, parsley, avocados and the beans.
  • In a jar, shake lemon juice and olive oil. Add this to the bowl. Toss well. Salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 4g