Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I first tried this colorful and healthy salsa at book group a few months ago.  I loved the combination of the fresh flavors and knew that my family would love it.  The friend who'd brought it doesn't use a recipe when she makes it, so I got her list of ingredients and started tweaking.  This has been through a few revivals now...each one devoured quickly in our house, but I finally feel like I got it right.  It's not too spicy (unless you want it to be and then you can add the jalapeno) and is a fun way to add some veggies into your diet.  If you didn't want to use chips, you could serve it on toast or wrapped in a tortilla.  Of course, if you're looking for Super Bowl snacks and your husband is like mine, then you'll probably just want to stick with the tortilla chips!
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The ingredients:

1 can (15-ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (15-ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
3 diced tomatoes
1/2  bunch cilantro, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (only if you want a little heat)
1 envelope (.7-ounce) Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix
1/4 cup lime juice
3 Tbs. water
1/3 cup oil
1/2 tsp. salt
2 ripe avocados, diced

Directions: Combine corn, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, and jalapeno (if desired). 
In a small bowl, make the dressing by mixing the Italian dressing mix, with the lime juice, water, oil, and salt. 
Pour over corn/bean mixture.   Refrigerate until just before serving to allow flavors to combine.  Just before serving, gently fold in avocados and serve immediately with tortilla chips.  
 
Enjoy! 

3 comments:

Creating Amazing Meals February 1, 2011 at 3:43 PM  

I love stuff like this! Looks great!

teresa February 1, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

YUMMY! i could eat this with a spoon all day long.

Cassie February 3, 2011 at 12:59 PM  

Yummy, this looks super delicious, fresh tasting and healthy!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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