Saturday, November 26, 2011

ABC Salsa

Sitting in the teachers' lounge, I look across the table and see a wonderfully colorful bowl of goodness.  I left that school over 10 years ago and I did not stay in contact with Mrs. Coleman, but I did keep her recipe. I don't know what she called it, but I named it ABC salsa, because of the ingredients.  It's fresh, quick, and a big hit at get togethers. (even if they are only in a faculty lounge)
  • 2 Hass avocados
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of white corn
  • 1 can of Mexican Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 lime, freshly squeezed
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  1. Cut the avocado into small bite size pieces
  2. Drain the water from the corn and rinse the black beans
  3. In a medium bowl, with a cover, combine the avocado, corn, black beans, Rotel, lime juice and cilantro
  4. Stir all ingredients and refrigerate for several hours
  5. Serve with corn chips
 Tips and Tricks:
  • I serve this salsa with Tostitos Scoops or Fritos Scoops.
  • I run the can of Rotel through the food processor.  I don’t like the large chunks of tomatoes, but this step is NOT necessary.
  • Some people are not cilantro fans.  I LOVE cilantro and I think it brightens this salsa, but it is good with or without.


  1. Making this! Definitely with cilantro and think I may add garlic.

  2. Garlic is good. One clove should be enough. I've added more and it overpowers the flavors. :)