Cook : Guacamole Salad


This is a quick, incredibly simple and delicious recipe that I make all the time. If you love avocados or guacamole, you will definitely enjoy this one. It can also easily be adapted according to your tastes. Like I tend to only use one jalapeño cause the heat makes it a little less refreshing and sometimes I add corn. You can totally omit or add ingredients as you see fit. I notice that my skin always looks great when I'm eating alot of avocados.

Guacamole Salad (from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa at Home)

Ingredients:
1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 1/2" diced
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup red onion, diced
2 tbs. minced jalapeño pepper, seeded (2 peppers)
1/2 tsp. freshly grated lime zest
1/4 c. freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
1/4 c. olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
2 ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled and 1/2" diced

Directions:

1. Place the tomatoes, yellow pepper, black beans, red onion, jalapeño peppers and lime zest in a large bowl.
2. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic and cayenne pepper and pour over the vegetables.
3. Toss well.
4. Just before you're ready to serve the salad, fold the avocados into the salad.
5. Check the seasoning and serve at room temperature.

51 comments

dimitri said...

I want to try it ! It looks so delicious.
These colors are great.

Kim L said...

oh that looks so yum!!! :) :)

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow very rich!!!
Have a nice day!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

jeanine said...

I was making something similar last summer but without the beans. I'll have to try your recipe soon, it looks so good!

Helena Natanael said...

wow, this salad looks so delicious... thanks for sharing!


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Jian said...

This loooks sooo good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! It's a tad bit cold for salad at the moment, but I"ll bookmark it for when it gets warm again :3

jillian m. said...

Anything with avocado and I'm in.

Deborah Piana Agostinetti said...

Love this salad it's so simple! Thank you!

FAshiOnistA ErA said...

nice salad..and i love them my dinner has to comprise salad so thanks of this...also appreciate you stopping by and leaving comments such sweet ones!!! following ya thru bloglovin..:)) would you wanna follow back thru GFC :)) ill follow back :)

Little Rus said...

Delicious! I make a similar one because I adore all the ingredients used here. xxx

hope in high heels said...

Yum! Can't wait to make it... love (almost) anything avocado!

Amanda said...

That looks delightful!!!

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prettymeggy said...

i love anything quick and easy but most of all healthy and yummy :)
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Bonnie said...

Mmmm ... Salad. If it comes in salad form, I will devour it. For sure.

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Ana Carneiro said...

This looks and sounds great! Definitely going to try it!!!

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NaNa said...

Omg this looks sooooo good. Love love love avocado. The salad just looks so fresh and tasty, I want to have some now! I'm really tempted to make it one day, but i'm just so lazy, don't know if i'll ever get around to it. ><

Love from the NaNa girls x

amy b.s. said...

this just sounds so refreshing!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yum, this is definitely something that I would eat (and a good use of the 3 avocados in my kitchen now!)

xoxo,
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Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Looks so delicious! I have to try this! Kisses <3<3

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

It looks and sounds delicious. I'm saving it to try sometime soon! When the freezing cold is over probably;)

Jenna Hughes said...

mmmm looks good!

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sounds delish! I love Ina's recipes. Thanks for sharing :) xoxo

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That looks super delish! I'm not a guacamole person, but this just might make me change my mind! HAHAHA Thanks for the recipe girl. Have a great day.
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Grace said...

that looks so delicious!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

This looks AMAZING. Why did I not think of this?

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Adele said...

Avacado is one of my fave things in the whole world. The salad looks yummy!!!
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L e n a said...

yummay!
i will try this for dinner tonight.
thank you! :D

Ely Ann said...

That makes me think of summer and looks delicious! Especially as in the past few days here in Scotland it's been impossible to find any fruits and vegetables, I don't understand what has happened to them... I'll keep this recipe in mind for when they appear again!

p.s. thank you for your comment and follow I really enjoy your blog :) Keep in touch!

ElyAnn xx
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Anonymous said...

bookmarked!
come spring and this will be on my table ;-)

GlamorousGirl said...

cute!!!

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Stephanie said...

That looks delicious!

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Sam said...

I do like guacamole, thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks perfect for summer!

ShyScout said...

YUM!! I like anything with avocado in it. I need to go to the grocery store tonight so I might try this out :]

Samantha Elisabeth said...

Gah this looks so delicious!

Maggie said...

Oooh it looks so yummy! :D

Marie Martell said...

Looks soo yummy! Thanks for the post :)
xoxo Marie

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Gillie said...

This looks amazing and it's so beautiful and colorful!

xo GIllie

Isabel said...

yummy!

Bravoe Runway said...

I'm definitely going to keep this recipe for summer! It looks delicious and perfect with a glass of sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc :)

kristina said...

i love avocados, salads and ina garten so i'm sure i would love this!!
xx

likeapteal said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so yummy!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

This looks like the most delicious recipe! Yum!

xo Mary Jo

Purvi said...

This one is making me hungry :)

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M.E said...

This recipe is fantastic and so fresh! love it!

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ShinyPrettyThings said...

ohhh this looks so yummy!! i saw her make it the other day on tv. def gotta try. i am a huge fan of avocado.

Stacey said...

YUMMM!! I LOVE avocado. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Kate said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! x

Anika said...

this looks yummy.xx
am following you nowxx

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Shoko said...

Yum! Must try this.

navy and orange said...

looks delish!

xoxo navy & orange

Heather said...

This looks so yum! Definitely on my menu this week!