Only Easy: Misty’s 10-Minute Guacamole Salad

IMG_8404.JPGby Misty I.

Do you like pico de gallo? Guacamole? Salsa? I love them all, but what I don’t love is chopping everything or dragging out my clunky Cuisinart and having to wash all of the parts and the blade. That’s why this salad is good, minimal clean-up! It’s quick and you don’t have to chop much, so it fits with my “only easy” weeknight cooking philosophy. Guacamole salad would also be a great side at your summer barbecue or picnic!

This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten’s Guacamole Salad but I’ve made so many changes that I now consider my version a different recipe as it omits the cayenne and jalapeno making it more kid-friendly. However, her original version is fantastic and can be found here.

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The can of black beans is pictured but did not make it into the salad per Jesse’s request. Kids nowadays….they don’t know what they are missing!

Misty’s 10-Minute Guacamole Salad

Ingredients:

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
½ tsp. freshly grated lime zest (from 2 limes)
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 2 limes, please don’t use bottled lime juice)
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
¼ cup good olive oil (vegetable or canola oil works fine too)
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. minced garlic
2 ripe Hass avocados, seeded and diced
1-2 cans yellow corn (or 1 small package frozen white corn, thawed)
1 can black beans (optional)
1 Tbsp. sugar

Method:

  1. Place the tomatoes, lime zest, cilantro, oil, salt, pepper, garlic, corn and sugar into a medium bowl. Toss well.
  2. Just before serving, fold in diced avocado and check seasoning.

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That’s it! Only Easy!

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