Summer Yummies

I don’t post recipes very often on my blog, and I don’t know why this is. I often share recipes with friends, was in a cooking club once-upon-a-time, and I’ve enhanced several recipes with beer too! So why have I dropped the ball on the recipe sharing?

Who knows.

From here on out, this Momma vows to post a seasonal recipe right here on my handy-dandy blog once a month. I haven’t decided what to call this series, if it even needs a title for that matter. As always, I’m open to your suggestions in the comments below!

Today, I’m sharing a recipe I sort of threw together on a whim last summer. I had a couple avocados & corn-cobs that were ready to be eaten… NOW! You know how fast certain fruit & veggies go bad in what seems like an hour? I hate that. But, I have been getting better at using the fruit & veggies before they expire. It has been a positive goal to keep up with – my whole family has benefited from extra fruit & veggies in our diets. That being said, this salad does need to be devoured within 24 hours of being made. It’s so yummy, the hubs & I have never had a problem with that. Sometimes, I have to stop myself from eating it all before he gets home from work.

Momma’s Corn & Bean Salad

3-4 Corn-cobs (remove corn by sliding knife down each)
24 oz Black beans
1 Red pepper, diced
1½ cups Scallions, diced
1 cup Black olives, sliced
1 Lime (zested & juiced)
3 Avocados, carefully diced
1 bunch of Cilantro, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 tsp thyme
cumin
salt
pepper
couple splashes of your favorite hot sauce to taste

Toss together corn, beans, red pepper, scallions, olives,
cilantro & garlic. Squeeze lime over everything and
add spices to taste. Chill for 2 hours. Add avocado just
before serving to prevent it from falling apart.
Toss & serve!

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6 Comments

  1. Posted June 18, 2011 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try this out! Looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing Kelli. 🙂

  2. Posted June 18, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Yum! I’m so excited to try this!

  3. Posted June 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    oh sounds yummy

  4. Posted June 19, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    I love avocados. I love corn and bean salad. Why didn’t I think to put them together 🙂

  5. Posted June 20, 2011 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    we are so guilty of letting our produce go bad. It happens more than I’d like to admit. This looks soo yummy!! I’ll have to try making this during the summer.

  6. Posted June 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, guys! This is definitely a favorite dish in this house. Hope you all enjoy it too.

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