Monday, August 9, 2010


This is a my little ol' hummingbird getting ready to feed ! Happy Blue Monday ! {hosted by the wonderful Smiling Sally}

I could watch these guys all day long.... here they are, playing tag !

Oh my goodness.... this is soooooooooo good. {Participating in Foodie Friday hosted by the wonderful Designs by Gollum !}

Especially when you need a fabulous side dish to go with enchiladas, rice & beans.......

Barefoot Contessa's Guacamole Salad is ...well perfect! Spicy, crunchy, delicious...

It's great on it's own, or if you are lucky enough to have leftovers, then I put this amazing salad inside a flour tortilla and have a veggie burrito ................. Y U M !

{note: the only variation I made was that I added cilantro}

Guacamole Salad by Barefoot Contessa

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 1/2-inch diced
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup small diced red onion
2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers, seeded (2 peppers)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled, and 1/2-inch diced

Place the tomatoes, yellow pepper, black beans, red onion, jalapeno peppers, and lime zest in a large bowl. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper and pour over the vegetables. Toss well.

Just before you're ready to serve the salad, fold the avocados into the salad. Check the seasoning and serve at room temperature.



Marilyn said...

Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart. This salad looked so yummy!

SmilingSally said...

That blue sky makes a nice background for your pictures.

Happy Blue Monday, Queen.

Boom Nisanart said...

What a Lovely posted : ) !
Enjoy the nice blue sky + Yummy food, Good menu.
Happy Blue Monday !!!!

Everyday Cat Visitor
Everyday Melbourne
Everyday Shot

Pie said...

Beautiful sky shots! The guacamole salad is mouth-watering. :)

My Blue Monday.

Jo said...

Looks delish ~ will be making very soon!


bj said...

Yummy salad...can't wait to try it.

AshTreeCottage said...

Love anything with avocados in it!!

Susan and Bentley

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful blue sky and the salad looks delicious. ~~Sherry~~

LuLu said...

Where have you been hiding this recipe and why was it not in my refridgerator when I came home from my trip!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so happy I found your blog through Blue Monday, I am following now. I love to cook and will enjoy your recipes I am sure!
~ Alex

Manang Kim said...

Your food looks very good. This remind me to prepare dinner later ^_^

Blue Monday

Couscous & Consciousness said...

That's a great looking salad - I've bookmarked that one for when summer rolls around here.

Kate said...

This looks tasty. Anything with avocado is delicious, you know.

La said...

You're making me hungry and I just ate dinner! YUM!

Jane said...

Yum! This not only looks good, it SOUNDS good. It's definitely on my list to try this week. Thanks.

Jane (artfully graced)

Joy said...

Looks very tasty to me. Happy Blue Monday and have a great week!

Rebecca said...

Blue skies are the best blues! Happy Blue Monday on my First Blue Monday!

red ticking said...

everything ina does is incredible... thanks for the tip... this will be made... very soon!
always love your blog... fantastic! xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Blue Skies for Blue Monday!!
Love your blog and I am a new follower:) Check out my Blue Monday post...something delicious there too;)
Take care,

simpledaisy said...

Love the blue skies!! So happy:)

Reeni said...

Guacamole salad where have you been all my life? I am SO making that! Delicious!

Maddy said...

Yum! What a delightfully summery post...makes me wish it was summer here in Australia!

Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe-I am bookmarking it now.

Best wishes,

Natasha said...

Woops, I think I was signed in as my daughter!

Best wishes again,

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh wow, that salad sounds wonderful!! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, this looks heavenly. I really like Ina's recipes and this looks as good as they come :)


Southern Lady said...

The salad looks great. I'll have to try it. Carla


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