Yummy Guacamole Salad (Salsa)


I saw this recipe on Pinterest.   I have mentioned pinterest before….warning, it is addicting, but I love it.  This recipe came from Barefoot Contessa Show on Food Network. It is really yummy. I sent some with Mark to eat and he even called me to tell me how good it was 🙂

Guacamole Salad

    • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
    • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 1/2-inch diced
    • 1 (15-ounce) (!/2) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1/2 cup small diced red onion
    • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers, seeded
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
    • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (approximately 2 limes)
    • 1/4 cup  olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 2 ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled, and 1/2-inch diced

Place the tomatoes, yellow pepper, black beans, red onion, jalapeno peppers, and lime zest in a large bowl. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper and pour over the vegetables. Toss well.

Just before you’re ready to serve the salad, fold the avocados into the salad. Check the seasoning and serve.

MY NOTES: I did not add the zest because my limes did not look so good on the outside. I think it was fine without it. I had some cilantro on hand, so I added around 2 T. I increased the garlic to 1 tsp because I love garlic. I am not crazy about beans. I am ok with black beans…but there are A LOT of beans in a can. Therefore, I only put a half of a can 😉

Ingredient line up, except for the onion and pepper. I need to not read the ingredients so fast. Oh, and the cilantro. That was a last minute addition.

Combine the tomatoes, pepper, jalapeno and onion.

Whisk together, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic.

After adding the beans. Toss with dressing.

Right before serving add avocado.

So fresh and I think healthy 🙂

Guacamole Salad ~ So good and pretty.

This is also good served as an appetizer with tortilla Chips.
Inspiring Thought:
~ Relish Food & Life

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