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Vegan Papaya Black Bean Salad in a white bowl with a fork as the prop

Vegan Papaya Black Bean Salad

This sweet and spicy Indian flavored Vegan Papaya Black Bean Salad is a perfect go to lunch. This versatile salad is easy to fix and serves well as a side for dinner. My family enjoys it as a dip or salsa with some tortilla chips. 
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine glutenfree, vegan
Keyword black bean salad, glutenfree, papaya black bean, vegan black bean salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 206kcal
Author Gunjan


For the dressing

  • 1/2 of whole small ripe papaya (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp black salt/Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry roasted cumin powder
  • 3/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  • Salt as per taste

For the salad

  • 1 15oz can of black beans (washed and rinsed)
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 of whole avocado (chopped)
  • 1 whole jalapeno (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 tbsp lemon juice


  • In a blender combine all the dressing ingredients and blend it smooth. Keep it aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine all the salad ingredients except for lemon juice.
  • Now fold in the papaya dressing to the salad.
  • Lastly, add lemon juice and toss gently but very well. 


  • Black salt is easily available in Indian store. However, you may substitute it with Himalayan pink salt. 
  • Make sure to use dry roasted cumin powder.
  • Feel free to adjust the measurements of the seasonings as per your taste. 
  • If you like the fresh sweet flavor of papaya feel free to use the whole small papaya in the dressing. But make sure to adjust the seasonings accordingly.
  • You may blend the dressing ahead of time and refrigerate it.  Then toss it in the salad when required. 
  • The dressing stays good for a day in an air tight container. 
  • If using this salad as a side the nutritional value will change. 


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg