Anything with the combination of black beans and corn to me is considered Southwestern. This salsa has a honey lime dressing which pairs deliciously with the creamy avocado and the sweet tomatoes. I made this salsa two weekends in a row, it was served at our own BBQ in the beginning of June, then again for our family Father's Day BBQ. It was a big hit both times, so good in fact that my mom actually ate the leftovers with every meal until they were gone haha. I served it as a salsa along with some Tostitos but you can also have it as a side dish.
1 Pint Grape Tomatoes - Sliced
14oz can Black Beans - Drained and Rinsed
14oz can Corn (no salt added) - Drained and Rinsed
2 Ripe Avocados - Diced
3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
3 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Tbsp Honey
Adapted from: http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/
Drain and rinse your cans of black beans and corn until the water runs clear. Squeeze as much of the water out as possible and dump them into a large bowl. Dice your grape tomatoes and add them to the bowl, most of them I sliced in half but the bigger ones I diced into quarters.
You are now going to make the honey lime dressing. In a small bowl pour in the vegetable oil, honey, lime juice, salt & pepper. Whisk the ingredients together for about 30 seconds or until everything combines.
Pour the honey lime dressing over top of the corn, black beans and tomatoes. Gently toss everything together. Cover the bowl and put the salsa in the fridge to allow the flavors to soak in for about 15-30 minutes.
Right before you are ready to serve add the avocado this will keep it from browning although if its out for awhile its inevitable that it will start to turn brown eventually. Wash, halve and pull the skin off your ripe avocados. Dice them up add them to the salsa, most of the honey lime dressing will be sitting on the bottom of the bowl so gently toss again to make sure everything is coated with the dressing. Serve immediately.
Enjoy!! - Nicole
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