This easy Stuffed Avocado with Salsa and Beans recipe combines popular Mexican flavours creating a light, healthy and delicious appetizer, ideal to enjoy as a snack and a great addition to your party menu.
STUFFED AVOCADO WITH SALSA AND BEANS
This recipe is a shortened and more simplified version of the classic Mexican flavours of salsa, guacamole and black beans served on a bed of nachos. In addition to these delicious flavours I also love avocado so this recipe is my ideal snack! It is made without any cheese so it is low in fat (most of the fat comes from the healthy avocado so it’s good fat!) and suitable for vegans. I’ve added some sun-dried tomatoes to the salsa for a sweeter, more tangy and richer flavour.
The salsa can be served straight away but if you have a bit of time it is a good idea to pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes to let it set and thicken.
You can either use tinned beans (strained and rinsed) or cook your own, if you prefer (they need to be soaked in water overnight and then boiled until tender for about an hour).
This recipe comes together in a matter of minutes, which makes it an ideal everyday healthy snack as well as a fantastic addition to your party menu! Tastes great with a side dish of crispy nachos.
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- 2 medium avocados peeled, halved
- 4 tablespoons cooked black beans
- 3-4 medium/large tomatoes roughly chopped, excess water removed
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems
- 2 green onions chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime/lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
Place all the salsa ingredients in a blender and process for a few seconds just enough to combine the ingredients. Use the salsa straight away or pop in the fridge for half an hour until it becomes more solid. Spoon the mixture onto the avocado halves, sprinkle with the black beans and serve. Makes 4 portions.
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