This 3 Bean Avocado Salad is a big favourite in our house. It is filled with healthy proteins, raw vegetables as well as beautiful flavours. The dressing is not too overpowering but still adds a tasty twist and has a slight Mexican / Southwestern feel.
It works well as a lunch or light dinner option, especially when the weather is too hot to cook or you are simply pressed by time but still want to have a nutritious meal.
It cannot only be ready in 10 minutes but is also really versatile. You can simply serve it on its own or as an accompaniment for a BBQ, picnic or buffet spread. It is a nice alternative to lentil salad. Do not make it too much ahead as the avocado might oxidise and turn brown. Make sure you keep leftover in an airtight container.
You can find quite a selection of canned bean salads in the shops. I tend to avoid buying these as I find them soggy, tasteless and some contain quite a bit of salt. Bean salads are easy enough to make at home and taste much better than store-bought brands.