Perfect Summer Salsa Recipe

Vindicate the Vegetable is by far my favorite new blogging event. I participate in so many that revolve around baking that they really aren’t helping my waistline. But an event that revolves around vegetables sounds like a great way to help us try new veggies or new ways to make the same old veggies.

Hubby and I LOVE avocados. Actually, I had never had one or even tasted guacamole until about this time last year. Man, was I missing out.

This “dip” is a classic recipe that I always get asked to bring. It’s so simple and just tastes like summer to me. I think it originally came from a WW recipe but I added avocado to make it even better.

Summer Salsa Dip – by ME!
This makes a LOT of dip. Feel free to play with the ratio of ingredients. This is what I like best. I like to top chicken with it as well.
4 large tomatoes – seeded and diced (it’s really worth the extra effort to seed the tomatoes)
2 avocados – diced
1 small red onion – diced
1/2 bag frozen corn
1 can black beans – drained and rinsed
large handful of cilantro – chopped
juice of 1 lime
2 garlic cloves – minced
salt to taste

After chopping and prepping everything, mix in a large bowl. I don’t like spicy food, but hot pepper could be added to kick it up a notch.

Serve the dip with scoop chips.

Note: if you need to make this ahead of time, chop everything except the avocado. Store in the fridge and then just prior to serving, cube the avocado and stir together.

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10 Responses to “Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — April 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

    You probably saved a few calories too, by subbing the ham for shrimp! This looks amazing and I love the Mexican flavors.

    • beantownbaker — April 29th, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

      This is definitely a little bit lighter than a normal cobb salad.

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    Megan — April 29, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I love this take on a cobb salad. The flavors all sound so fresh and bright!

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    Shannon — April 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

    yum! this looks like one absolutely delicious salad. definitely starting to crave more salads, so this is sure to get into the rotation 🙂

    • beantownbaker — May 14th, 2013 @ 7:21 am

      I’ve been craving salads a lot too recently. I’m so glad spring is finally here.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Oh yum, I love cobb salad 🙂 this looks great!

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    Beth — July 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    made this for dinner tonight…served the avocado and dressing on the side…everyone and I mean everyone went crazy over this….seconds were had and on a hot night like this it hit the spot…every bite brought out a new flavor..so so good…I follow a lot of blogs and make there recipes but none as much as yours…your recipes are easy, economical and full of flavor….and I love how you do a little bit of everything…keep them coming girl ….

    • beantownbaker — July 21st, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

      Thanks for the kind words! So glad you enjoyed this salad. It’s SO flavorful.

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    nicole @ i am a Honey Bee — August 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

    ooo I sooo need this.
    My mom is coming up for a Labor DAy visit. I think this NEEDS to be made. noms

    • beantownbaker — August 27th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

      It makes a big salad – so it’s perfect for serving to guests!

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