Saturday, May 28, 2011

Avocado Salsa

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It’s kind of hard for me to believe that I haven’t posted this recipe yet. It is somewhat healthy and fun to make when you need something that serves a lot of people. And it tastes great.

In one of my many former lives, I used to play a lot of tennis. After the matches we would all gather around to eat and drink back all of the calories we had just burned off. :) I got lots of requests to bring this to our tennis functions and I pulled it out to make for our Friday night Happy Hour Get Togethers. It makes for perfect party food.

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Salsa :

2 11 oz. cans of sweet corn, drained

2 2.25 ounce cans of sliced black olives, drained

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 medium onion, diced (I like Vidalia Sweet Onions for this)

2 cans of black beans, rinsed

2 ripe Avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced (Add before serving).

Dressing :

1/3 cup olive oil

3 large cloves garlic (or 5 small cloves) minced

1/4 cup lemon juice

3 Tbsp. cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

Mix all of the salsa ingredients except the avocado in a non-metal bowl. Wisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salsa and mix well. Cover and chill. Add the avocados just before serving. I like to spread this out on a platter or serve in a decorative serving bowl. Mexican theme dishes if you have them are nice for this. Serve with corn tortilla chips. I like to serve this with Tostitos Scoops.

I am linking this post up to Foodie Friday over at Designs by Gollum.

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17 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Thank you for posting this, not only does it look outrageously good and like something I could devour in one fell swoop but we are going to someones house on Monday and I need to bring an appetizer, and this is just perfect!! I love the look too...its soo pretty, best part is if theres any left..I get to take it home! Its a win-win! Thanks.....printing it as we speak:) Happy holiday weekend!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Wow, this looks great! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend!

Snappy Di said...

Oh lordy this looks good!!

Stacey said...

Oh my, I'm absolutely going to make this!!

Jane said...

Sounds delicious! You post the best recipes!
Jane

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I make something very similar and it is delicious.I love how colorful it is.

The enchanted home said...

So glad I found this, had misplaced my printed out version from yesterday and am making it to take to someones bbq today!! Will let you know how it comes out....can't wait (and hope there are leftovers...haha)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Lisa, This looks DELISH!!!!!!!!!!
This will be served this summer at our house for sure!
It looks so pretty!
Thanks for sharing,
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

foxy said...

YUM. That sounds incredible. I also make a citrus avocado salsa with mango, red bells, and green onion...i squeeze lime juice all over it and it's scrumptious over fish or chicken.

Cheers friend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love salsas, they are always fun! Sounds great:@)

The Fajdich Times said...

I love your post.....great pictures! Just pass me the chips....this looks fabulous:)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a wonderful, cool and relatively easy dinner to prepare for a hot summer day! Yum!

Marlis said...

So right up our alley! I have a feeling this will be a staple around here. thanks for sharing. Many blessings, Marlis

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ole'!This wonderful sounding recipe is just the kind of thing I LOVE! It looks fresh and is so easy. And topping it off with Alvocado is just guilding the lily.... Yummy! I'm adding this to my "must take to picnics" list! I usually bring my potato salad, this will be a fabulous change!
Thanks,
Yvonne

Judy said...

I love all the ingredients in this, so I know it has to be good. Will keep this one in my queue.

Amy said...

It is a healthful and delicious looking salsa! I'm planning a party now and this is such an easy and crowd pleasing recipe. Will let you know how my guests love it afterwards. Thanks for sharing.

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Camellia Girl said...

How I love salsas...and I am going to have to definitely try this one! From reading your comments, it sounds as though you post some mighty tasty recipes!

Your presentation of the salsa is gorgeous...I think it looks beautiful on the white pottery dish!