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Corn and Avocado Salsa...& Vegan Nachos!

Updated on October 01, 2014
Corn and Avocado Salsa
Corn and Avocado Salsa | Source

Mexican Inspired Recipes: Corn & Avocado Salsa, and Vegan Nachos.


Corn and Avocado Salsa combines the flavorful tastes of cilantro, lime, corn, and red onion, with black beans (optional), tomatoes, and of course avocado. This is a great dish to have at home, serve at a party, or take to a pot-luck dinner! Serve it with chips, on top of burgers, or top of a salad, or even just with a fork!



Vegan Nachos
Vegan Nachos | Source

Vegan Nachos


Vegan Nachos use many of the same ingredients as regular nachos, but doesn't rely on meat or cheese for flavor. These nachos are quite delicious and make for a quick meal or snack! Because they don't require any actually cooking or chopping (just tear the romaine or leaf lettuce into pieces and omit the onion), a child could easily prepare these as an after school snack.



You'll find the recipes for both Corn & Avocado Salsa and Vegan Nachos on this page!

Corn & Avocado Salsa Recipe

Corn and Avocado Salsa Recipe - This Salsa Recipe Is Easy To Make!

Corn and Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

1 can corn (plain or with bell peppers)

1/3 cup of black beans (optional)

1 ripe avocado, chopped

½ to ¾ of a red onion, chopped

15 to 20 sprigs of cilantro, chopped

2 to 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped

1 1/2 tbsps of bell pepper, chopped (optional)

The juice from ¼ of a lime

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Chop and add to a bowl (in any order) the tomatoes, cilantro, bell pepper (if using), onion, and avocado. Also add the corn, beans, lime juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix gently with a spoon, and enjoy!

Serve with chips (tortilla chips, black bean corn tortilla chips, pita chips, etc.)

Making Corn and Avocado Salsa Recipe

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Add all the ingredients to the bowl. Then gently stir together.

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Serve with chips
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Serving suggestion: Corn and Avocado Salsa is great with chips! These could be regular tortilla chips, black bean chips, pita chips, etc.

Tip 1: Chips

If you are serving this at a party, why not purchase more than one type of chip and let your guests choose which type they prefer for themselves?

Shown in the photograph above are black bean tortilla chips on the left, and bite sized white corn tortilla chips on the right.





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Tip 2: Selecting and Cutting An Avocado

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Selecting and cutting an avocado

When selecting an avocado, look for one that is a very dark green, almost purplish color. Press gently with your thumb on the avocado. Ripe ones will be tender and give to the touch some, but not so tender your thumb makes a hole. If you have to buy one that's not yet ripe, store in in a paper bag for a day or two, and it should ripen quickly.

To cut an avocado, first wash it and then gently make a cut all the way around the middle (as if you were cutting it in half). Pull the two sides apart. One side should have the uncut pit in it. Then use the knife to loosen the flesh from the skin by slipping the knife between the two. This is just like loosening warm brownies or cake from the pan before removing them. Once you have all of the avocado flesh removed from the skin, cut the flesh into pieces.

A Quality Knife Really Does Make Chopping Easier and Quicker! - The flutes help prevent food from sticking to the knife and make it easier to create paper thin

Vegan Nachos Recipe

Vegan Nachos Recipe

To make Vegan Nachos, spread a layer of tortilla chips (any type, although the scoop ones work well for this dish!) on a plate. Top with black beans, cut onion, lettuce, corn, and store bought or homemade tomato based salsa. Who needs cheese? These are delicious!

Optional ingredients could include black olives, bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, avocado or guacamole, or anything else you enjoy on nachos!

If you like your nachos warm, put all the ingredients except the lettuce on an oven-safe plate and heat at 200 F for a few minutes. Add the lettuce once you remove the plate from the oven.

Sometimes I make these the same night I'm making the Corn Bean Avocado Salsa for a family member who doesn't enjoy the cilantro in the other recipe. That way they can have a meal with similar ingredients. Other times I prepare this for the whole family!

Thanks for visiting my homemade salsa and vegan nachos site! Comments? Questions?

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      JanieceTobey 3 years ago

      @LauraCarExpert: I agree about the corn, Laura. Lately I've been preparing the salsa without the corn for that reason and also to decrease the carbs! And it's great topped on a homemade veggie burger or a salad!

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      LauraCarExpert 3 years ago

      i like the idea, im just worried about the corn in the chips and ingredients. Corn, while it is vegan, is a GMO product that we should all be careful with in large sums. However, I do love chips and salsa, i just use black bean chips =)

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      Spiderlily321 3 years ago

      This all sounds so good! Thanks for sharing the great lens!

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      This sounds really good. I'll have to try it.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Scrumptious-sounding recipe. On the menu for next week.

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      OurFoodRecipes LM 4 years ago

      amazing salsa lens..great salsa recipes..I enjoyed it. Thanks

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      o0o0o0 yum! I am definitely craving some food guacamole and salsa.

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      floppypoppygift1 4 years ago

      Yum! This is a lot like Cowboy Caviar. I love that & I'm sure I'd love this, too. Cheers~cb

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      been looking for this recipe my grandma that passed away used to make this thanks for sharing cause i lost the recipe....

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      Melody Lassalle 5 years ago from California

      So glad to see great vegetarian and vegan ideas! This salsa looks delicious.

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      BooWryly 5 years ago

      I make salsa and guacamole all of the time and regularly add corn or beans to both, not until now have I ever thought of making both into a salsa. Odd. But thanks for the notion!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Got plenty of avacadoes right now. Looking forward to trying a couple of these that are new to me.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Love all the ingredients! Added to My Favorite Avocado Dip lens

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I love salsa with black beans in it. This looks so yummy. And I love your photos. *Blessed*

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Yum, sounds delicious to me. Thanks for sharing this recipe...making it next week for sure. Blessed.

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      ChrissLJ 5 years ago

      I love salsa recipes that don't rely heavily on tomatoes or other fruits. It also makes good toppings for baked potatoes and vegetarian fajitas.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I will be making the salsa and this is a wonderful lens, thanks!

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      @anonymous: You are right! Avocados are sooo very good for our hearts, and the rest of our body too!

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      @valiapegli: Glad you found the tips on avocados useful! Hope you enjoy the recipes!

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I hope you enjoy the avocado, corn, and tomato salsa! I love it!

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      RecipePublishing 5 years ago

      These looked so yummy.

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      yummmy!!!

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      Mishael A Witty 5 years ago

      This salsa looks really delicious. All of my favorites in one dish. Thank you!

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      valiapegli 5 years ago

      your tips about cutting avocado are very useful to me. Thank you very much. Corn and Nachos are my favourite. your recipes are excellent!

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing... by the way... I love the heart-shaped plates... :)

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      Asinka Fields 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I have salsa everyday, will try out your recipe. Thanks a ton ...

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      MirandaBrooks LM 6 years ago

      Thank you for your tip about the Avacato, I love avacato but had no idea how to pick one out!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now I love salsa and will certainly have to try your version. I love your presentation and your heart bowl has the love and good for your heart thing going on, nicely done!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I adore fresh, homemade salsa and your recipes look super delicious. I'm bookmarking your lens so I can come back and try some out.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great recipe lens and nice page

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      this lens contains nice and tasty recipes

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      thezebrafactory 6 years ago

      Looks good! I will try this!

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      SmBizGuru LM 6 years ago

      What a great lens and wonderful recipe. I am going shopping for the ingredients tomorrow and chow down!

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      Leanne Chesser 6 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      Oh, yum! I'm going to try this avocado salsa recipe too - - lensrolled to my recipe for avocado salsa.

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      Risa28 7 years ago

      It looks so colorful and gorgeous, I can't wait to make some of my own. 5*s

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      Cherry-Ambition 7 years ago from U.S.

      Dang it, your lens is making me hungry! And with vegan recipes? That's it... gotta give you 5* and I'm definitely favoriting this...

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Delicious lens and very well presented and displayed...love all the pictures!

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      You've been blessed by a Squid Angel, and this lens was included in Another Day of One Hundred Squid Angel Blessings.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I think I have had this salsa or something similar and it sure was good. I am glad to now have the recipe. Thanks.

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      Cheryl Kohan 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow, this is a wonderful lens. I love salsa and am trying to eat more vegetarian meals. I am definitely trying these ideas. Also, I'm adding this lens as a featured lens on my new Rocket Mom recipe lens for Homemade Honey Granola Bars (which I hope to publish today). Thanks!

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      look deliscious! welcome to Comfort Food HQ

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Welcome to the Culinary Favorites From A to Z group. Your lens is being featured under S is for Salsa. Don’t forget to come back and add your lens to the link list so that it will appear twice on the group page!

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      Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

      Welcome to the Vegetarian Recipes Group.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This looks yummy! I will have to try the salsa. Since I have a salsa recipe, I will lensroll it into Garden Fresh Tomato Recipes

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Beautifully done & blessed!

      If you haven’t already, don’t forget to submit your lens to the Culinary Favorites From A to Z group. I am running behind but my goal is to get all the new lenses processed by the weekend!

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      I LOVE Mexican food! This looks so good!

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      Mmmm, looks great! I love using cilantro in mexican recipes too! Nice job!

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Love your great directions and photos! 5* lens.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      we use these at our house all the time, being tex-mex fanatics! great job!

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      Gorgeous pics! I'll have to try a couple of these!

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      Superwife 7 years ago

      double yum! definitely have to fav this lens!!

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      delicious! nice work!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wow! Your salsa recipe looks really great!!

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