Holy Beanacado Super Yum!!.
I’ve decided to keep a running list of some of my recipes pertaining to beans and beer. This is the first one and it is listed under the recipe tab as well. In the next couple of days I will be adding a hysterical video that shows you exactly how to make this. Keep Posted!
Also, if you make it – please leave a comment telling me what you thought 🙂
Recipe #1: The Holy Beanacado Super Yum – a black bean, avocado dip/salsa
This easy to make recipe is a cross between dip, guacamole & salsa. It’s chunky, colorful and very refreshing. It goes excellent with tortilla chips or you can use it as a spread. The black beans make it filling and full of protein. If you put this out at a party I guarantee it will not be around for long.
2 ripe Avocados
1 15 oz. can of Black Beans
10 (or so) Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped Onions (depending on your taste)
1/2 of a Lime
Salt, Pepper – Seasoned to taste
(optional ingredients: Garlic Powder, Hot Sauce, a Jalepeno Pepper)
The first thing you want to do is heat the beans, just a wee bit – this is the key element of this recipe. My recommendation is to drain almost all of the bean juice from the can and then microwave them for about 30 seconds or so. You don’t want to heat them fully, you just want to take the earthy edge off them and make them a bit softer. Be sure to drain the rest of the bean juice before you add the beans to mixing bowl. Cut your avocados in half and then pull the pits out. After that, dice the avocado (remove the skin before or after) into chunks. Remember this is a chunky dip, so you want to keep the avocado pieces bite sized so they will fit nicely on a chip but not so small that they will turn into guacamole as you mix it up. Then dice about 10 cherry tomatoes. You can use any kind of tomoto but I prefer cherry since they pack a lot of flavor in a little bite. Then grab your onion and dice up maybe about 1/4 cup or so. Some people will like more and some will like less so it is really up to your taste buds here. Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl making sure to mix it thoroughly. Cut your lime in 4 sections and squeeze 2 of them over the top and mix again. Add salt & pepper to taste and mix again.
The nice thing about this dish is that you can season it and add or subtract other ingrediants depending on your taste. If you want to spice it up you can dice (very small) a jalepeno or other hot pepper and throw it in. You could also add a few drops of hot sauce and garlic powder. It’s very good, very filling and very, very healthy.
In the end your dish should look something like this: