Black Bean Succotash

It’s summer . . . and time for picnic-on-the-back-porch fare!  This quick and easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare, and uses all the good things of the season: fresh corn, cilantro, avocado, and of course, tomatoes!

If you have a sous-chef in the household, put them to work crisping the corn tortillas while you do the chopping.

Fresh cilantro makes this meatless meal sing!
Fresh cilantro makes this easy meatless meal sing!

Recipe (serves two):

  • 1 ear fresh corn, boiled and sliced off the cob
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • red onion and fresh cilantro, chopped (to taste)
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • sour cream (optional)

Fry 4 corn tortillas one at a time in olive oil, until crispy.  Place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.

Top tortillas with black beans, corn, avocado, and tomato; garnish with cilantro and sour cream.  Add a spritz of black pepper if desired.

 

Food Fun

Saute onions and beets together
Gotta love pink onions!

I’ve always loved vegetables.  But spiralizing them adds a new dimension to cooking.  I haven’t had so much fun with food since my sisters and I engaged in a cookie dough-throwing contest!  (Mom did not approve).  Spiralizing makes vegetables just plain fun.

Good food is beautiful — and doesn’t this just look good enough to eat!

The finished product!
Lunch is on!

For the recipe, click Here.