This one has been my stand-by for years, and it’s guaranteed to be a hit, both for you and the other party-goers. It requires no cooking—just a lot of chopping—and ingredients can be added, subtracted, and substituted at will.
It can also be served in a variety of ways, depending on the situation. Plopped on top of crushed tortilla chips, it becomes a delicious taco salad meal. Or serve it next to the chips as a dip. You could also wrap it in a tortilla, or just dig into it with a fork as is.
It’ll be yummy no matter what, I promise!
slightly adapted from Branny Boils Over
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 large avocados, diced
2 yellow, orange, or red bell peppers, diced
2 cups black beans (drained and rinsed if from a can)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tsp minced jalapeño
2 tsp minced garlic
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1. Chop all of your ingredients according to the ingredient list. Combine first seven items (through minced garlic) in a large bowl.
2. Whisk together lemon juice, salt, and peppers. Pour over salad.
3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.