Recipe: Black Bean Burger Fajita Salad

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Fajita vegetables, black beans, avocado and cheese make this a Tex-Mex delight that’s satisfying and nutritious, without all the grease of a burrito or fajita entrée. You can make your own black bean burgers or use a frozen option such as Morningstar Farms, for convenience. 

Black Bean Burger Fajita Salad

Serves 1



  • Cooking spray
  • ¾ cup bell pepper strips (frozen or fresh)
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 white mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt
  • Chipotle powder
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/6 avocado, cubed
  • 1 black bean burger, chopped
  • 1 ounce 2% shredded cheddar cheese

How to:


  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and add peppers, onion and mushrooms to pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt and chipotle powder. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Turn off stove.
  2. Place spinach on a plate, and top with cooked vegetables and cubed avocado. 
  3. Heat black bean burger in microwave (or on stovetop) until hot. Chop black bean burgers and place on top of salad. Finish with shredded cheese. 


Serving information:
Per serving:
  • 313 calories
  • 14g total fat
  • 5g saturated fat
  • 27g total carbohydrate
  • 10g dietary fiber
  • 21g protein
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