This Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Black Bean Salad with Garlic Lemon Dressing is a sponsored recipe created by me on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board.
Smokey Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Black Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Lemon Dressing
Roast Carrot Avocado Salad with Black Beans
This simple vegan salad has a strong focus on smart nutritious eating. The black bean avocado salad with roasted carrots is filled with colorful nutrient dense foods processed ingredients. The dish is loaded with healthy fats and fiber. The lemon garlic dressing adds great flavor while keeping sodium to moderate levels.
Health Benefits of Avocados
Much of this goodness is thanks to the inclusion of creamy delicious Hass avocado. It is also a big part of the reason this simple vegan salad is so satisfying as a meal. Avocados are cholesterol free and over 75% of the fat in an avocado is unsaturated. This recipe includes ½ a medium avocado per portion, which provides 7 grams of awesome monounsaturated fat, 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake, and 10% or more of your daily need for Potassium, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin and Vitamins C, E & B6. Good stuff for just 130 calories.
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Smokey Roasted Carrot, Avocado & Black Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Lemon DressingPrint Pin Rate
- 1 lb. carrots
- 1 tbs oil olive, grapeseed or canola
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika hot or mild
- ⅛ teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 medium size Hass avocado
- handful of baby spinach leaves
- ½ cup canned black beans well rinsed*
Garlic Lemon Dressing
- 1 clove of garlic peeled & roasted
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- ½ tbs olive oil
- ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Peel carrots, and cut on diagonal into thick planks. Peel the clove of garlic for dressing, and set aside.
- Mix carrots in large bowl with oil, paprika & salt, spread out on a baking sheet or roasting pan. Drop the garlic clove on pan as well. Roast for 20 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, remove garlic and set aside to cool. Turn the carrots, then return to oven to roast another 10 minutes, then set out to cool a little.
- Make the dressing by mashing the garlic in small bowl or nappy dish, then adding the lemon juice, oil, maple syrup and salt. Mix well.
- Lay out two beds of baby spinach leaves, lay ½ the warm carrots on top of each. Peel pit and slice the avocado into wedges. Place half the avocado on each salad, top each with ¼ cup of black beans and drizzle half the dressing on each. Serve.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board.
This looks great. I love black beans and avocado. Thank you for sharing. And those photos are amazing, btw!
Now this is a unique combination, and one I would love to try. I love avocados, any way you serve them.
Marcie W. says
Avocado is my favorite way to include healthy fats in my diet. Love the different flavor combinations in their unique salad recipe!
I already pinned this when I saw it on my feed. It looks divine!
Avocados are one of my favorite foods.
Toni Patton says
Those are all ingredients I would love, I need to try this salad!
Oh this looks nice and healthy I love avocado.
Shell Feis says
Ooh this sounds great! Love the avocado & black bean combination, it's one of my favorites.
Tiff @ Babes and Kids says
I'm sugar detoxing right now and aside from the maple syrup, this is totally something I could eat. I'm a huge fan of avocados too.
I'm not big on avocado, but that looks amazing!
Tricia @ Night owl mama says
oh fresh fruit I'm soo ready for summer to get here because there's nothing like a fresh fruit salad
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says
This looks so fresh and delicious!
My family loves Avocado! In fact they will eat it with just about anything.
That looks super healthy and delicious!
Avocado is one of my favorite foods to eat. This looks fantastic!
We're looking to add more salads to our meal plans, so I will definitely bookmark this. I love avocado!
Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews says
This looks really good. I like avocados but I don't love them.
That looks fantastic! Now I need to start roasting my carrots instead of boiling them.
Robin Gagnon says
Lynda, you won't go back. Roasting brings out the natural sugars in the carrots. Same calories, but way yummier than boiled.