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Black Bean & Avocado Salsa

Black Bean & Avocado Salsa

Now I just know everybody needs a quick, go to recipe when they want a dip or a topping and this right here is perfect! An easy recipe that takes 15 minutes to make, is delicious, and is the ultimate crowd pleaser? What more could you ask for? Thjs is my go to recipe when I have to entertain on short notice. This salsa is fresh, healthy, packed with flavor, and goes well with tortilla chips, pita bread, or can be used as a topping on oven roasted salmon, fish tacos, or meat! You’ll need:

Ingredients


1 can of black beans

1 can of sweet corn

1 small hass avocado

1/2 tomato, diced

2 tbsp of chopped red onion

2 tbsp of chopped cilantro

2 tbsp green pepper, finely chopped

2 tbsp red pepper, finely choppes

1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime

1/2 tsp salt (optional, but recommended)

Directions


The first thing you’ll want to do is grab a strainer. Open your can of black beans, and wash off the residue and liquid the beans are in. Do the same for the can of corn. Use a moderately ripe avocado for this recipe as it will remain firm in the salsa. An overripe avocado will mash easily when you stir all the ingredients together. Chop your avocado into small pieces, do the same with your tomato. Make sure you dice your onion into very small pieces as large pieces of onion may be unappetizing. Same goes for the green pepper and red pepper. Now that you’ve diced everything, add all of your ingredients into a large bowl. Last, sprinkle your salt and lime juice, and simply stir! My favorite way to enjoy this is with lime flavored tortilla chips! Serve right away! The lime juice may preserve the avocado for a few hours but after that it’ll start to oxidize and appear unappetizing. Enjoy!