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Weight Watchers Black Bean Salad

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This super simple Weight Watchers black bean salad is great for parties and family gatherings. It’s also a tasty lunch, snack, or dinner side dish!

The great thing about this black bean salad for WW is that it’s simple. You can throw this together in the time it takes to chop everything up and stir. I like making a batch at the beginning of the week to enough with lunches and as a snack.

If you don’t like the way avocados get brown when they’re mixed in with other veggies you can always hold off on incorporating those if you are meal prepping with this recipe.

For those of you who are not on Weight Watchers you can also enjoy this recipe as part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s light, loaded with healthy fat and protein, and great for the whole family. A light, fresh, delicious summer salad that you can enjoy all year long.

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Making salads for Weight Watchers doesn’t have to be the same old boring thing. You can enjoy a variety of different meals that are loaded with fresh veggies, protein, fiber, and healthy fats without sacrificing on texture and taste.

If you like different kinds of salads you’ll want to try out Greek Salad in a Jar, Broccoli Salad Recipe on the Light Side, Weight Watchers Mediterranean Salad, Cottage Cheese Caprese Salad | Low Smart Points Recipe, Taco Salad in a Jar | Mason Jar Salad Recipe, and Weight Watchers Chicken Salad!

While you are making snack recipes and side dishes try out these Roasted chickpeas (recipe here)!

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Can I meal prep this recipe?

I usually make a double batch of this Weight Watchers black bean salad. It’s very similar to my cowboy caviar recipe but it’s got a little less starchy veggies and more fresh veggies / healthy fats.

After it’s prepared the avocados will lose their green hue pretty quickly. This doesn’t bother me and it doesn’t impact the taste so I don’t worry about it. If you don’t like that…you can always divide up your avocados and use them in each portion. It’s about 1/4 avocado per serving.

If you do meal prep this recipe make sure to give it a good stir before eating and you’ll be all set. Thanks to the lime juice the fresh tangy recipe will be better after a day or two with the flavors melding together.

A top down look at the finished black bean salad for weight watchers ready to eat.

Can I substitute ingredients into / out of this black bean salad?

You can absolutely add things or take things away that you don’t like. I sometimes use pickled onions in this recipe if I have them on hand. You could easily add other fresh vegetables like chopped cucumbers, corn, or even slivered carrots.

The only thing you’d need to keep in mind is the points if you are on Weight Watchers. You’ll need to recreate the recipe on the WW app or the website and plug in whatever you use / don’t use so you can get an accurate idea for tracking your meals.

A close up view of the finished weight watchers black bean salad.

It’s a very flexible recipe so you don’t have to worry about it not “working” if you take things out or add them in. Feel free to use regular lime juice or even lemon juice if you don’t have access to the key lime juice…you can always get a few key limes and just juice them for an extra fresh taste as well!

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:

Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

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What do I need to make this Weight Watchers Black Bean Salad?

You can find the full amounts and ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. For your shopping list you’ll want to add the following items and get ready to enjoy a fresh and tasty bean salad.

Avocados, black beans, red onion, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, key lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste are all you need to make this delicious black bean salad. As I mentioned above you can also use more fresh veggies to your liking just keep in mind you need to add them to your WW counts!

Chopped ingredients ready to be mixed and served.

How to make black bean salad for Weight Watchers:

This is a really easy recipe to put together. Honestly, you’ll be shocked at how delicious this one is with just the few simple ingredients and steps we have to follow! Check it out:

Pour black beans into a strainer and wash. Add to large bowl. Add in diced onion, tomatoes, and cilantro. Toss well. 

Ingredients in a bowl ready to be mixed.

Place avocados into the bowl and add in key lime juice. Toss lightly. Add in salt and pepper. Toss lightly. 

Serve cold!

How do I track this salad for Weight Watchers?

Here is the points breakdown of this black bean salad for Weight Watchers on all three myWW+ programs.

Looking for even more delicious Weight Watchers recipes to try?

Here are some of our favorites that you won’t want to miss out on. This fan favorites are easy to make and delicious enough that everyone will ask for seconds!

Try out Weight Watchers Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe, Easy WW Banana Pancakes, Weight Watchers Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, Weight Watchers Macaroni Salad Recipe With Tuna, Weight Watchers Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet, Weight Watchers Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet, The Easiest Healthy Banana Pudding!

For a quick one pot meal try out this Weight Watchers Ground Turkey Goulash!

Printable Weight Watchers Black Bean Salad Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Weight Watchers Black Bean Salad

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This super simple Weight Watchers black bean salad is great for parties and family gatherings. It's also a tasty lunch, snack, or dinner side dish!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 - 15 oz cans black beans
  • 1 red onion; diced
  • 2 large hass avocados; diced
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes; quartered
  • 1 bundle cilantro; chopped
  • 4 tablespoons key lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Pour black beans into a strainer and wash. Add to large bowl. Add in diced onion, tomatoes, and cilantro. Toss well.
  2. Place avocados into the bowl and add in key lime juice. Toss lightly. Add in salt and pepper. Toss lightly.
  3. Serve cold!

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 205Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 137mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 12gSugar 1gProtein 10g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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