Black bean, almond & watercress salad

This healthy and easy to make salad is a palate pleaser that will keep you coming back for more.

The black beans in this recipe provide a substantial amount of folate, choline and phosphorus while the avocado contains potassium, copper and vitamin B5 and a solid amount of monounsaturated fat.  

A little bit of watercress provides a generous helping of vitamin A, C and K1 while the almonds boost the copper, magnesium and manganese.  


One serve provides 540 calories, 15 g protein, 39 g fat and 20 g of net carbs


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 50 g watercress
  • 1/2 cup tinned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tomato (approx 100g), diced
  • 15 almonds, whole (dry toasted optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Half an avocado, sliced
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place watercress on a plate.
  • In a small bowl mix together the black beans, tomatoes, almonds and olive oil.
  • Place this mixture over the watercress.
  • Top with sliced avocado.
  • Sprinkle over salt and pepper to taste.

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