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May 19, 2014

Black Bean Salsa-Stuffed Avocados

Time for another month of Secret Recipe Club! One of my fave times of the month :)



































































I was assigned to Melissa's blog, Melissa's Cuisine. I wanted to try so many recipes (and plan to!), like her Sausage and Egg Breakfast Boat, Red Velvet Ice Cream, and Bacon Appetizers. I seriously must try all of those!! 























































But I decided on her Tomato, Corn, and Black Bean Salsa. Mmm you can't go wrong with a good salsa. Perfect for summertime!

I decided to serve it in avocados just for that extra umph. Really, I'll look for any reason to add avocado to a recipe! Avocado goes great in a salsa or paired with a salsa!

Bust out some tortilla chips (or Tostitos scoops like I love!) or just eat straight from the black bean salsa-topped-avocado half with a fork.





Black Bean Salsa-Stuffed Avocados
adapted from Melissa's Cuisine
  • 1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped + more for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado
In a large bowl, combine black beans, corn, tomato and onion.
In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, and cilantro.
 

Pour the marinade over black bean mixture. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Refrigerate salsa at least 30 minutes before serving.

Cut the avocado in half. With the skin on, dice small squares within each half so it will be easy to scoop out avocado pieces with each bite of salsa.



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This salsa was delicious, especially paired with the seasoned avocado. I didn't try it with tortilla chips but I know it would be amazing with that salty crispy touch from the chips too.

Or served atop some grilled chicken or fish. Basically, I see so many things for this black bean salsa!! It's got a bright future ahead of it  :)



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10 comments:

Veronica Miller said...

UM...yum!! That salsa is killer, but over the top with the avocado. This is something I would replace an entire meal for!

Mallory Frayn said...

So many avocado recipes for the SRC this month, I love it!

Erin said...

Delicious! I made this one too before and it was wonderful. But on top of an avocado? Genius!

TeaLady said...

Great addition to a picnic when it's good and hot outside.

Melissa Kloosterman said...

So glad you liked it Desi! I love your idea of serving it in an avocado!

Stephy said...

These look like wonderful appetizers for dinner. I love how many avocado recipes we have this month! Great SRC post

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Cleaver - could be a salad or appetizer! Looks so tasty. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

Chris said...

oooh! I love a good stuffed avocado. This looks irresistible! Great choice for SRC.

Chris (melecotte.com)

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

I've made a similar salsa before but how to make it better? Serve it in an avocado - YUM!

Marlene Detierro said...

Sounds delicious and I know we have all of these ingredients in our pantry :) I'll definitely be adding garlic to mine!

Marlene
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