Source: "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" from the American Diabetes Association and CanolaInfo | Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Salads

Lime Zested Tomatillo Black Bean Salad

Tomatillos give a bite to this Latin-inspired dish, so the lime juice and zest are only needed as accents. Canola oil’s mild taste lets these lively flavors come to the fore.

Lime Zested Tomatillo Black Bean Salad


  • 2 medium tomatillos, papery skin removed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium poblano chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of 15 oz/426 mL can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 -3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional) 30-45 mL
  • 1 tsp lime zest 5 mL
  • 1 ripe medium avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 6 Boston bibb lettuce leaves or medium romaine leaves


  • 1. In medium bowl, combine tomatillos, poblano pepper, tomatoes, beans, cilantro and zest.
  • 2. When ready to serve, add remaining ingredients and stir gently, yet thoroughly, until well blended. Serve on lettuce leaves.


6 servings

serving size

1/2 cup (125 mL)

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates9 g
Fiber4 g
Protein3 g
Sodium130 mg