Aldi-licious: Famous Black Bean Salad

Famous Black Bean Salad


Heather joins us with another post in her series Aldi-licious here at Simply Frugal Living. Heather’s recipes feature ingredients purchased exclusively from Aldi!


Famous Black Bean Salad
adapted from “Once Upon A Tart”


Early this summer I stumbled across this recipe in a favorite cookbook. I haven’t stopped making it! The ingredients are easy to come by and everyone who tastes it wants the recipe! It is healthy, very tasty, and inexpensive as well! It’s the perfect dish to take to a picnic or BBQ.


3 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 medium avocado, diced


juice of 2 limes
1 tsp. salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. curry powder (or you can use cumin)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Put the beans in a bowl and pour over the vinegar. Stir and let sit while you chop and add the rest of the vegetables, except the avocado. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients and pour over the salad, adding the avocado at the end. Serve at room temperature.


See all the recipes in the Aldi-licious series here!


Heather is a wife and mother living in the American Midwest. She is a Christian who delights in enjoying God’s beautiful creation, cooking, reading, writing, knitting, and a myriad of other handcrafts. Blackberry Rambles is her place for beauty and inspiration and for recording the normal, everyday things that happen in the life of her family. I encourage you to take a moment to stop by her Etsy store: Felted Flower Shop where you will find her own beautiful creations and vintage finds.

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