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.  


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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