Summer's Comin' Avocado, Mango, Lime salad
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 an onion, minced
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 sweet pepper (red, orange, yellow, doesn't matter), diced into bean-sized bit
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely minced
1/2 avocado, diced
10 stalks cilantro, roughly chopped
garlic salt, to taste
This is a super tasty combo of sweet and spicy (the hot kind, not the fragrant kind of spicy) and has all things that make me think of summer!
Note: The key to getting the right ratio of sweet/spicy with each bit, is food that is homogeneous in size. Well, except for the strong tasting things (onion and jalapeno).
1) Pour the lime juice into a small container (I like to use a teacup) and dump the onion in there. Stir it up a bit so they're all coated and soaking, 'cause this will really be kickin' when you get to the end.
2) Heat the oil in a nice little skillet (not a big one, you want the corn to all run into itself) over medium heat, should take about 2 minutes. Toss in the corn and sprinkle the brown sugar all over the top, and then stir every couple of minutes for the next 8 minutes. When the corn is done, scoop it into a small bowl and place in refrigerator until ready for use.
3) Place sweet pepper, jalepeno, avocado, mango, and corn in a large bowl. Add the onion-lime mixture and mix it all up in a hearty fashion.
4) Sprinkle with cilantro and garlic salt and then give one more turn or two with the spoon. Great in a burrito, on top of a tofu scramble, as a dip for corn chips, smooshed onto some soft bread, or just eaten with a spoon. It's just such an excellent mix of kick n' sweet.
Source of recipe: 3. I adapted a recipe from what I could tell my fancy pizza place uses to make a great salad (but they don't call it Summer's Comin')