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This Black Bean Brown Rice Salad is filled with veggies, tossed with a chipotle vinaigrette and topped with avocado & cilantro.

This Black Bean Brown Rice Salad is filled with veggies, tossed with a chipotle vinaigrette and topped with avocado & cilantro | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #saladideas #veganlunch

This salad is SO simple, but SO good. It gives me Chipotle burrito bowl vibes, but even better. The mix of veggies, black beans, brown rice and chipotle vinaigrette is perfect! This is great as a meal prepped lunch or a party side dish!

How to Make the Chipotle Vinaigrette

The dressing for this salad is super simple. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon agave 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • salt to taste

Add everything to a bowl and give it a whisk. The dressing will taste super acidic, but trust me, once it is combined with the salad ingredients, it will balance out.

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How to Make the Salad

Start with the brown rice. I like to use the microwavable packs you get in the freezer section, it is super quick and easy. But you can definitely make your brown rice from scratch. Just make sure to adjust the prep time, since brown rice takes a while to cook.

Once the brown rice is cooked and cooled, add it to a large bowl with the rest of the chopped veggies & black beans. Pour the dressing over the salad and give it a good toss. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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How to Serve

After the salad has chilled, give it another toss and a taste. At this point, you may need to adjust the salt, oil and/or vinegar.

Top with avocado slices & chopped cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side and you are all set. This salad is super versatile and perfect for serving at a party! Move over Chipotle, this salad is taking your place!

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Black Bean Brown Rice Salad

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This Black Bean Brown Rice Salad is filled with veggies, tossed with a chipotle vinaigrette and topped with avocado & cilantro.
5 from 9 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING

FOR THE SALAD

Instructions
 

  • Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl, whisk and set aside.*
  • Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the fridge, give it another toss and taste. Add more olive oil, vinegar or salt, if needed. Serve with cilantro, avocado slices and lime wedges.

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Notes

*The dressing will taste too acidic, but once combined with the salad it will balance out. Trust me.
Calories: 362kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 805mg, Potassium: 652mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 3g, Iron: 3mg
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
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This Black Bean Brown Rice Salad is filled with veggies, tossed with a chipotle vinaigrette and topped with avocado & cilantro | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #saladideas #veganlunch