I am all about the “extras” in a meal.
I will choose what to eat at a restaurant solely based on the sauce, side or topping the actual “meal” comes with. If you can dip it, scoop it or pick it up with your fingers (because come on, aren’t all finger-foods just fun to eat?), there’s a good chance that I will like it.
Take this dish for example. I’m not quite sure if it should be called a dip or salsa (or maybe even a salad?); but I do know that it’s filled with black beans, corn, red pepper and cilantro, and is the perfect appetizer to any fiesta. The short and simple ingredient list gives you no excuse not to try this.
I’ve made this twice in the past month. One time I kept the red pepper raw and the other time I roasted it first. It’s delicious both ways.
Black Bean and Corn Dip (or Salad or Salsa…really whatever you want to call it)
Keywords: raw appetizer side vegetarian vegan gluten-free beans
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 red pepper (roasted, optional), chopped
- 1/2 cup corn
- 1 scallion
- 1 1/2 tbs. avocado oil
- Salt, to taste
- Fresh cilantro, to taste
- Lime juice from 1/2 lime
Mix all ingredients together. Let chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
I mixed all the ingredients in this together with Avocado Oil sent to me courtesy of Olivado. While avocado would be the perfect addition to this dish, the avocado oil added a perfectly subtle flavor to bring all the ingredients together. This oil is mild and smooth and is perfect to use in raw dish like this or for cooking. I’ve also added it as part of a salad dressing and really enjoyed the flavor it provided!
While I was sent the cold pressed Fair Trade Avocado Oil and and Avocado Zest to try from Olivado, they also sell various types of Olive Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil and more! I had never heard of many of these oils until looking at their website and am so impressed at all they offer! They sell their products all over the world; to see if they sell them near you, click here.
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~What part of a meal do you focus on most when ordering a dish?