Black Bean and Spinach Salad (Vegan)

Black Bean and Spinach Salad.  Spring is coming soon and it’s time to say good bye to the soups and hello to salads.  This light and fresh salad would be a good healthy addition to any bbq.


black bean spinach salad


I love dishes like this.  They are easy to make and always a hit.  This particular dish was inspired by one that my mother in law made.  I made a few changes to the original.

This healthy salad is vegan and gluten free too.

Black Bean and Spinach Salad

Black Bean and Spinach Salad

Prep Time 20 min


  • 2 1/2 cups black beans (I used dried, but measured after they were soaked and cooked)
  • 2-3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups organic corn (I used frozen and thawed out on the counter)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 1 heaping T pomegranate molasses
  • Juice of 1/4 orange
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1 T avocado oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Throw everything in the bowl and mix.


Recipe Notes

I think it tastes better the next day because the flavors have had time to marinate. This makes a good amount of salad. I would guess about 4 large portions. Should keep for a week, but ours will not last that long.