Monday, May 24, 2010

Menu Monday

I am going to start posting a favorite recipe on Mondays. 'Cause I am generous like that. Besides, most are stolen from my sister. (But I'm going to share them like they're my own anyway, because, really, who actually makes up their own recipes? They're all stolen from somewhere, right?) And if you'd like to share one back, feel free. I'm always up for a new recipe.

Today's recipe falls under the Appetizer/Looks Slightly Like Baby Food category.

I posted this recipe about 2 years ago, but I'm pretty sure no one who reads my blog now was reading it then, so I'm posting it again. It's probably my most requested recipe. It's delicious! It's easy on the tomato, which I like, and the Italian dressing blends the flavors nicely. This is a party-sized recipe, so if you're making it just to nibble on yourself, you might want to half it.

Avocado Salsa
3 large ripe avocados (or 5 small)
3 Roma tomatoes
3 TBS green onion
1 can white shoepeg corn (it's a smaller sized can in the canned corn aisle)
1 can black-eyed peas, hey ya
1 packet Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix (plus oil, vinegar, water)

Dice avocados, tomatoes, and green onions. Add to a large bowl. Drain the corn and peas/beans and add them. Follow directions on the dressing packet. Pour the dressing over the veggies. Stir well. Serve with Scoops corn chips.

Easy peasy!

If you'd like to post your favorite appetizer recipe, you may link it below. (Click on the blue text.)


just call me jo said...

Since I NEVER entertain or have friends over, I never have appetizers. Sorry! I'm a loser. I'll try to do better with the next post. The salsa sounds delicious. I could throw a party just to be able to try it out. ;o)

Jen Hoppie said...


1 medium sweet/yellow onion
2 jalapeno peppers
1 serrano pepper
2 large garlic cloves
2 large bell peppers (it's prettier if you use orange and yellow)

Finely dice all of the above (I use one of those salsa makers) and then saute in about 2 tbsp olive oil for 5-10 minutes. (Or just turn the hot plate on medium/low and add stuff as you go.)

Then add the following:

3 cans black beans (drained & rinsed)
2 cans chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 heaping Tbsp cumin

Simmer the above for about 20 minutes with the lid off.

Serve either warm or cold with corn chips.


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Financial Aid for College said...

Hey, JO (above). You don't need a party to serve this appetizer. In my mouth, it's good enough for DINNER! I can and have eaten it for a main dish with corn chips, and known it was as nourishing and complete as any supper could be. SO YUMMY!

I'm visiting Arianne's sister-in-law, Nicki, and asked her if she had ever made this luscious dip. "Yeah, I gave Ari the recipe," replied Nicki. oh, yeah.

Mrs. O said...

That Corn Salsa is one of my favorite recipes - a must for every BBQ.

Tiffany said...

You had me at the recipe's name. Sounds amazing.

Mia said...

I love just about anything with avocados. I'm impressed with the fancy linky tool.

Appalachian Woman said...

I remember this! i was reading your blog then - hehehehehehe