Ina Garten’s Book “Barefoot Contessa at Home”
1 pint Grape tomatoes, halved
1 Yellow bell pepper, seeded and ½ inch diced
1 (15 ounce) can Black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup Small-diced red onion
2 tablespoons Minced jalapeno peppers, seeded (2 peppers)
½ teaspoon Freshly grated lime zest (grate the following limes)
¼ cup Freshly squeezed line juice (2 limes)
¼ cup Olive oil
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Freshly ground pepper
½ tsp Minced garlic
¼tsp Ground cayenne pepper
2 Ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled and ½ inch diced
Place tomatoes, yellow pepper, black beans, red onion, jalapeno peppers, and lime zest in a large bowl. Whisk together line juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne pepper and pour over vegetables. Toss well.
Just before you are ready to serve the salad, fold the avocadoes into the salad. Check the seasoning (aka taste it, but don’t eat all of it yet) and serve at room temperature.