Friday, May 22, 2009

Avocado Salsa!

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I'm one of those people who mangle perfectly good unsuspecting food magazines when I get excited over a recipe. I rip recipes out and immediately stash them like a squirrel with nuts into my recipe file. (Yes, I have a recipe file. Many recipe files, actually. Color coded, too)

Last weekend the hubby informed me that we were having last minute guests over. Eeep. In my frenzy to be a good hostess, I quickly checked my recipe file, saw I had all the ingredients for a certain appetizer, and immediately got to work.

That's how I found this little treasure: Avocado Salsa.
It's from my June 2008 of Cooking Light. And oh man, is it ever good. Actually, good is too tame a word.

It's excellente!
(Unless you happen to be allergic to avocados. In which case, you have my undying sympathy)

Here's the recipe anyway:

Avocado Salsa

2 cups finely chopped onion (I used red onion)
3/4 c finely chopped red bell pepper
3 TBsp olive oil
3 TBsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 avocados, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped seeded plum tomatoes
2 TBsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp pepper sauce

Combine first 9 ingredients in large bowl. Toss gently. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours. Stir in avocado and rest of ingredients just before serving.
* I served it with blue corn chips

I'm making it again for Memorial Day. It's just THAT good.

Have a great weekend!


Jessica said...

Ooh, yummy! I think my hubby would LOVE that.
Hope you had a fun night. :-)

Kristen Painter said...

Aren't avocados just THE best?

Chicki said...

If my hubby did that, you'd be reading about him on the obituary page!

That sounds delicious. I might try it this weekend. Have a great one!

Jill Kemerer said...

As a magazazine addict, I can completely relate. I'm down to one food magazine (Rachael Ray), but I sometimes feel withdrawals over my non-renewed Taste of Home. Love trying out new recipes!! Thanks for the yummy sounding dip!

Jill Kemerer said...

Aren't you glad we have magazazines? Yikes! It must be Friday--magazines. I did NOT make up a new type of publication. Promise!

Cindy said...

I totally do that, too! I rip recipes out of any magazine I get so I can put it in my stash. I have folders instead of a color coded book. That recipe sounds wonderful! Have a great weekend!

Chelle Sandell said...

That sounds almost like my guac recipe:) We love avocados! Perfect summer appetizer.

Bella said...

Yummy. I love avacado and will try the recipe.

Joyce Wolfley said...

This looks delicioso. I will have to talk my husband into making it for me. He's the salsa and guacamole guru in our household.