Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Guacamole Salad

This has to be, hands down, my favorite dish to eat. The colors are so vibrant, the flavors are bright and it takes no time to throw together.

The Ingredients:

Grape Tomatoes

Yellow Bell Pepper

Can of Black Beans

Red Onion



(If I were cool, I would have taken a picture of the garlic and posted it but I'm not)

Olive Oil

Cayenne Pepper

Salt - Repeat after me...KOSHER Salt

Fresh Ground Pepper


Directions (so easy a caveman can do it!):
In a medium-sized bowl (white looks best with this dish!), add the following:


Yellow Bell Pepper

Black Beans

Red Onion


Lime Zest

Lime Juice

Olive Ol (at first "Ol" was a type-o but then I figured, what the hell, if you're from the South, chances are you so "Ol" anyway and considering I'm from the South...)




Cayenne Pepper


Okay, now gently stir it to combine and you are ready to eat the best darn thing you've ever had before!

Recipe for Ina Garten's Guacamole Salad
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 yellow bell pepper, diced in 1/2 inch pieces
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup red onion, small-diced
1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed and then minced
Zest of 1 lime, about 1/2 teaspoon
Juice of 2 limes, about 1/4 cup
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 avocados, skin and pits removed, chopped

Combine all above ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.

Serves about 6 as a side dish or about 10 as a dip with chips!


Katie Alpert said...

This salad looks amazing. I'm totally going to make it. Your blog is awesome- I've just finished reading the whole thing. You are super cool. Miss you.

Amii said...

Hey Katie,

You will totally love this salad! I'm glad you stopped by to say hello! Hope you are doing well!