Cuban Salad


Cuban salads typically are refreshing, yet uncomplicated, and they're always a nice addition to what often can be a heavy Cuban meal. Served with a loaf of crusty Cuban bread isn't a bad idea either!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings



  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 4 medium tomatoes (such as Campari®), cut into wedges

  • 2 medium avocados - peeled, pitted, and cubed

  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • ½ (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained


  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Combine romaine, tomatoes, avocados, onion, and black beans in a large bowl; toss to combine.

  2. Whisk lime juice, honey, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. While constantly whisking, stream in the olive oil until dressing is well combined.

  3. Drizzle some of the dressing over the salad, toss, taste, and add more dressing if desired. If there's any extra dressing, refrigerate for later use.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to substitute iceberg lettuce for the romaine, as it's often used in traditional Cuban salads.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

536 Calories
44g Fat
34g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 536
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 16g 58%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 74mg 372%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1430mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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