Avocado, black bean and corn salsa recipe
Avocado is an exotic fruit that belongs to the Lauraceae family, as well as the cinnamon or bay leaves, and it has hundreds of benefits for our health. It contains monounsaturated fat (the good one for health), fibers, Potassium, vitamin E, vitamin B complex, and folic acid. Because of these substances, the fruit protects and sustains the cardiovascular system, helps increase good cholesterol (HDL) and reduce bad one (LDL), and it has strong antioxidant properties, preventing various types of cancer to develop.
Talking about recipes, the fruit is a very versatile ingredient because of its buttery consistency and nutty taste. You can use it to prepare salads, dips, side dishes, soups, smoothies, sandwiches and many others. In Central America, avocado is usually served with just a simple seasoning of salt, pepper and a few drops of lemon juice.
This month we start an avocado recipes series, recommended by the American Heart Association. These delicious recipes will be provided by Fresh Avocados - Love One Today and the first recipe for this month is a simply to prepare avocado, black bean and corn salsa. You will need only 15 minutes to prepare it and it's rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, Calcium and Iron.
Ingredients for 8 servings
- 2 large ripe fresh avocados, peeled and pitted;
- 1/4 cup sliced scallions;
- 1 cup fresh or thawed and drained frozen corn kernels;
- 1/2 cup diced red pepper;
- 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed;
- 1/4 cup vinaigrette salad dressing.
Instructions: Cut avocados into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside. Mix together the salad dressing and scallions then add the beans, corn and red pepper. Now add the avocado and toss gently. That's it!
You can serve it as a dip, side dish, sandwich topper, or own its own. If you want to store it, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the Salsa and refrigerate.