Kids and adults will love this simple, tasty recipe. Take to a kid-friendly party or just make a batch to keep in the fridge. Fruit, beans, veggies, and cheese make this a well-rounded midday meal.
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)
1 1/4 cups diced peeled mango
3/4 cup minced green onions (about 6 onions)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño pepper
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 large)
2 ounces crumbled Cotija cheese (about 1/2 cup)
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add corn and next 7 ingredients (through bell pepper); toss gently. Cover and refrigerate overnight, if desired.
Add avocado and cheese; toss gently. Serve immediately.
Tip: Serve it with Pan-Fried Beef Tenderloin, grilled shrimp, or Cilantro-Lime Rice.
Kids Can Help: Kids can make the entire vinaigrette themselves and chop the tomatoes and red bell pepper with a plastic knife.
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Made this last night to go with a spicy pork tenderloin and it was perfect! Even after cutting the recipe in half, my family of three almost finished the whole thing, I have a little left over for lunch today. I made this almost exactly as written, only I wasn't quite perfect with a lot of my measurements, I sub'd Anaheim pepper for the jalapeno, and I forgot to put the cheese on the table, but I don't think that it was really necessary. My mom has requested that this get made again while all of these ingredients are still in season.
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