So back in the early days of this blog I wrote a lot about food. I don’t do that as often anymore because instead of sharing every new recipe I try, I’ve started only sharing our absolute favorites that we make over and over again. Plus life gets busy and I want to write about all the fun things we are doing so sharing recipes kind of gets pushed to the background.
But no longer! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite party foods. A friend of mine introduced me to this a few years ago and I have loved it ever since! When I went to Google the recipe I found out that I was apparently late to the party. Turns out Once Upon a Chef posted this treasure back in 2010. And it’s a huge hit on Pinterest. Which means that probably everyone has tried this recipe already. But if you haven’t, you need to. Because it’s amazing.
Black Bean and Avocado Salsa
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15 oz) cans whole kernal corn, drained and rinsed
2 red bell peppers, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small red onion, minced
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp lime zest
6 tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 avocados, chopped
Combine all ingredients except avocados and mix well. Cover and chill for a few hours or overnight. Just before serving, add avocado chunks and gently combine with other ingredients. Serve with chips. Or a spoon. 😉
If you’ve made Once Upon a Chef’s recipe before then you’ll notice that this is nearly identical. The only changes are less olive oil, more garlic, and the addition of red wine vinegar. But that’s just for my own personal taste. Her recipe is awesome just as it is. And perfect for munching on during game days! Speaking of game days…
I can’t let this week pass without mentioning that the Cubbies won the world series on Wednesday. I grew up cheering for the Braves, but when I started dating Christopher (who is from Illinois) in 2004 I adopted the Cubs. It’s hard to believe that a 108 year drought ended this week. History was made, my friends. And as a bonus, it was an awesome game. Well done, Cubs!
Did you see game 7 of the world series on Wednesday?
Do you have a baseball team you follow?
Have you tried this salsa mix yet?