Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad

Fridays are my days to work with the boys, Asher, Micah, and Noah. It was a tater tot and salad day for all three boys. , though they did different things. Micah and Asher ‘s lesson was first. They made their loaded tater tots first, Loaded Tater Tots and while the tater tots were in the oven, we made an avocado, black bean and corn salad to go with the tater tots. I usually have the boys make a couple of things each time so while one thing is cooking we are in the process of making something else to go with it.

The boys are proudly displaying their latest culinary achievements. I think their expressions speak for themselves. The boys were very happy with the end results.

Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad

This recipe is a cool, simple salad that is very much like a loaded guacamole except the avocados are not mashed, and are cubed and left in chunks instead. It can be eaten with all the same things you would eat with guacamole. It’s just something slightly different.

2 avocados, diced

1 TBSP lime juice

1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cups frozen corn, thawed

1 tomato, diced, though I made it even more fun and we used the small, teeny tiny tomatoes, both yellow and red

1/2 green bell pepper and 1/2 red bell pepper diced

1 TBSP garlic

2 TBSP fresh cilantro, chopped

1 tsp cumin

salt & pepper to taste

jalapeno, diced optional

Once everything is prepared, carefully mix it all together, making sure NOT to mash the avocados. This is supposed to be a chunky salad, and NOT guacamole. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

The boys are both busy doing their parts. Micah is busy cutting the peppers while Asher is measuring out the corn and the spices.

Asher is taking his tossing seriously to make sure everything turns out just right.

Micah is just adding the finishing touches.

Asher and Micha showing off their Loaded Tater Tots.

I love working with these two. Cooking is supposed to be fun, and Micha and Asher definitely have fun in the kitchen. They both get so excited abut everything they cook and they are leaning so much each time. I make them read out the recipes for us, and then they have to “do the math” and figure out what measurements we need of each ingredient. Who knows what we will make next, although I heard some ideas about making some kebabs. I guess we all just have to wait and see what’s in store. πŸ™‚


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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