FOLLOWER FRIDAY!! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I asked Crystal if she'd do today's post. She's...amazing! I married her husbands best friend. My first date with my husband was actually a double with Crystal and her husband. Crazy huh? From the beginning she was kind and loving to me. When my husband and I got engaged, I knew she'd be a dear friend for life! She was at my wedding, threw me my FIRST baby shower, and drove an hour one night to dip strawberries with me. She's selfless, an amazing mother and let's be honest, I wish I had her taste in fashion. Enjoy her recipe!
Thank you Tiff for giving me the opportunity to be featured as a Follower Friday on your blog! I thought long and hard about what recipe to share (I'm not very savvy in the kitchen, and I haven't really considered myself to have any awesome recipes up my sleeve.) The only recipe I have taken pride in is for sugar cookies, which I got from my mom, and Tiff has featured here. So wouldn't it only be appropriate for me to share a tried and true recipe given to me by my mother-in-law for this? :)
Get ready to jump into spring/summer with this DELICIOUS side or snack. (Heck I eat so much of this stuff it becomes more like a meal than a snack! Ha ha)
AVOCADO LIME SALSA
You will need:
1 packet Italian Salad Dressing Mix- made according to package directions
Olive Oil (called for on dressing mix)
Vinegar (called for on dressing mix)
4 to 5 roma tomatoes, diced
1 can white corn (shoepeg), drained
1 can black-eyed peas, drained
1/2 bunch cilantro, washed and chopped
2 to 3 limes, squeezed
Side Note: I've noticed brand of Dressing Mix doesn't matter for this so I just get the cheapest ;)
Mix salad dressing in a large bowl.
How I slice it: After cutting in half and removing the seed, slice to the skin vertically and then again horizontally, then scoop out with spoon and break up the slices.
Add drained corn and beans
How I was taught: after removing top of tomato, slice down about halfway one direction and then again the other direction, then cut across the length of the tomato to get "dices". Repeat on the remaining half. (The reason I go only halfway is so your slices don't flop all over the place as you are trying to cut across)
Continue adding the remaining ingredients (Cliantro and squeezed limes) Then stir and your done!
Serve with your choice of tortilla chips :)
This is best served on the same day, but can be refrigerated for about a day. (After that the cilantro gets limp and the vinegar flavor soaks into all the ingredients a little too much)
Mmmm....DELICIOUS! Enjoy :)