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Kale, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Our family loves this when we are in the mood for something healthy and satisfying. Even my meat-loving husband loved it! My vegetarian daughter thought this was awesome too. Next time I might try adding cranberries, or substituting pepitas for the pecans."
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28 m servings 320
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, honey, cumin, coriander, and sea salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth.
  2. Place kale in a bowl and sprinkle sea salt over kale. Massage salt into the kale until leaves are darker in color and fragrant. Drizzle enough dressing over kale to lightly coat. Gently fold in black beans, avocado, and feta cheese.
  3. Place pecans into a skillet and sprinkle sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt over pecans; cook and stir over medium-low heat until fragrant and sugar is dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Cool pecans and chop.
  4. Distribute salad among serving bowls and top with toasted pecans and cilantro.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I like to add the sugar and salt to the pecans while toasting, but if you want to make it even healthier you can toast them dry.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 320 calories; 21.8 23.8 10.2 17 752 Full nutrition

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Wait! Before you think, oh KALE no, hear me out. I'm not a big fan of kale either but let me tell you, this one works. If you still want to pass on the kale use something like romaine because th...