avocado and baby corn salsa

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,Gluten Free,Meatless Monday,recipes,snacks,Vegan

avocado and baby corn salsa

To kick off the first week of the Second Round of Meatless Monday A to Z, what I have today is not so much a recipe as it is one of my favorite snacks.

Easy snacks. Tasty snacks.

It’s avocado week!

avocado

When I ran the spa in a natural medicine clinic, I would eat this combination at least once a week. I’d run across the street and pick up some rice chips, a jar of salsa, a can of baby corn and an avocado. Super easy lunch. Tasty lunch.

Portland had gorgeous weather all weekend – in the upper 70′s and I think we even hit 80 on Saturday. We grilled both days – our first grilling of the season.

Saturday evening I returned home late after spending the afternoon with Dad, and we had enough daylight to grill! Jason and I had planned a night out, but at the last minute all we wanted to do was stay in, grill and find something good in the On Demand menu*. Perfect spring Saturday evening.

*Who in Hollywood or OscarTown did Ben Affleck upset? Argo was an excellent movie and should have at least earned a nomination.

avocado and baby corn salsa

Sunday we grilled again – I have a new burger recipe that I’ve been waiting to test on the grill – I’ll make sure it holds up a couple more times and then I will share – it is a good one! I made this salsa to snack on, mixing an avocado and baby corn with my standard mango jalapeno salsa.

When you are planning to make this, just go ahead and buy two avocados. That way can either just double the recipe, or make it again the next day with the leftover baby corn and salsa. You will want more the next day.

avocado and baby corn salsa

avocado and baby corn salsa

dairy, soy and gluten free, vegan

1 avocado
1/2 jar salsa (or 1/2 batch mango jalapeno salsa)
1/2 can baby corn, drained

Pour half the salsa into a bowl. Slice the avocado in half, remove pit. Score into cube shapes with knife, scoop out with spoon. If the baby corn is whole, slice each into 3 bite size pieces (some cans are already bite size). Add corn and avocado to salsa, add a pinch of salt and gently fold to combine. 

Enjoy immediately or refrigerate to serve cold. Serve with rice chips.

and a hot habanero sauce on the side:

avocado and baby corn salsa

 

other recipes with the lovely avocado:

 

garden fresh grilled cheese

 

avocado shiitake spring rolls

avocado shiitake spring rolls

 

chocolate cheesecake mousse in peanut butter cookie cups

 

cashew cabbage crunch salad

cashew cabbage crunch salad

 

‘steak’ tacos

 

seven layer dip with noocho cheese

 

lemon avocado massaged kale salad

 

artichoke shiitake ceviche (from the very first #MMAZ!)

 

tahini toasts

 

sanswich with avocado sauce

 

to see even more avocado, visit Heather:

MMAZ

what is your favorite avocado recipe?

Join us in Meatless Monday next week? This time the rules are a bit different – the first week we create a recipe, the second week we make a recipe – hopefully one from the previous week’s link up, but you can make (and link to) any recipe. Please join us in the fun! 

 

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Abby April 1, 2013 at 4:26 am

Yay for avocado week! I’m a huge fan, as you know, and eat at least three or four a week (although in boring fashion.) My go-to is just toasted Ezekiel bread or a wrap with a whole avocado smashed on top, sprinkled with nooch and topped with spinach or hummus. Easy, but delicious.

Your weather sounds lovely! It’s actually 30 and snowing flurries here. Ugh. Plus, avocados are $1.50 a piece right now…come on, spring!

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2 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm

not boring – one of my favorite (and most used) ways to enjoy my avocado as well.

it always baffles me that we can have sun and 80 degrees while others still have snow! nutty.

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3 katie April 1, 2013 at 5:06 am

Avocado week, YAY! I do love avocado!

I wanted to say I hope you had a happy easter and hope dad did too! Thought of you guys yesterday! <3

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4 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I thought of you all too – sending love and peace! XO

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5 Heather (Where's the Beach) April 1, 2013 at 5:40 am

I’m jealous of your weather! It’s been nasty here. Ready for some sunshine and spring weather AND grilling out.

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6 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm

oh, you just wait, my friend – I have known you long enough now to know your brutal summer will be here before you know it ;)

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7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 1, 2013 at 6:53 am

Avocados are my jam. Sometimes literally. Haha! The weather here was finally nice too! It definitely calls for guac and grilling!

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8 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm

we grilled again tonight – Jason says we are grilling all week! there was more avocado too…

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9 janetha April 1, 2013 at 11:05 am

Yum! I love baby corn!

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10 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm

meeee toooooo! (have we already had this conversation?) ;)

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11 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets April 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Again you taunt me with the ceviche. All these recipes sound amazing. I would love to make each and every single one.

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12 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Meghan, make the ceviche… make the ceviche

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13 Heather @ Better With Veggies April 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Woohoo – this looks so simple and delicious, a combination that’s always a winner!

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14 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

it is ALL of those things! :) and YAAAY, so excited that MMAZ has started up again!

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15 Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts April 2, 2013 at 5:37 am

I want to come to your house and let you feed me … pretty please! I’ve got two avocados and some salsa on the counter right now. I don’t think that’s an accident! Just need some baby corn.

Shirley

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16 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

you are two thirds of the way there, go get that baby corn! ;) I would welcome you ANYTIME, Shirley! XO

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17 Maureen April 2, 2013 at 6:01 am

All of these look really good. and healthy!

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18 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm

thank you Maureen!

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19 Barbara | Creative Culinary April 2, 2013 at 7:18 am

Who needs chips…just gimme a spoon!

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20 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

indeed ;)

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21 Jamie | Thrifty Veggie Mama April 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

I love avocado! That grilled cheese looks fantastic

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22 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

thank you Jamie! it is a good one, I love to add all kinds of veggies to a grilled cheese!

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23 Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian April 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Wow, so many avocado recipes to try! This is great. The seven layer dip looks incredible!

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24 Kristina Sloggett April 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm

thank you, Lisa! that layer dip has been a big hit at so many get togethers

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25 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies April 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

I can’t wait to see your burger recipe! I wish grilling season would hurry up and get here. We keep having a day of warm weather, followed by a few days of frigid weather. I just want it to get nice and stay nice!

I love baby corn–putting it in salsa is an awesome idea!

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26 Kristina Sloggett April 15, 2013 at 9:06 am

we had the early tease of several warm days, now it’s back in the 30s in the morning – BRR! I am so ready for spring and summer…

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