Friday, June 20, 2008

Mexicorn Salad

After we moved to Spokane in 1999, I met a fabulous girl in my ward. Her husband had also deployed, and we quickly got to be close friends, keeping each other company, rollerblading, stitching, and making cards. She moved by the end of that first year in Spokane and we kept in touch sporadically during her family's adventures stationed in Germany. She has since moved back to the states and we email frequently. She is adorable. And every time she sends me a little package, she includes a recipe. They have always been winners. So thank you, Jeni, for our new summer obsession.

Mexicorn Salad

2 ripe avocados, peeled and diced
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cup Jack/Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can mexicorn, drained and rinsed

Combine all above in a large bowl. Mix the juice of 2 limes, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, a pinch of salt, and garlic powder to taste and drizzle over salad. Serve with corn chips.

And since Jeni doesn't have a blog (yet), I had to brag for her. She was recently the featured artist in Scoop magazine...a local interest magazine for her area. Congratulations, Jeni!

You can also see some of her work by visiting The Plum Tree's blog here.


Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for your kind words Amber. Now if we could have that much fun for the few months we were stationed at Fairchild AFB together...think of the damage we could do if we can ever get assignments to the same base again!


The Brough Family said...

yummy, we're going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

Marisa said...

The salad looks really good, we love black beans and corn.

Kristi said...

That sounds yummy!!! How fun to see the article about Jeni!

Kathleen said...

the salad looks delicious! your friend sounds so sweet and talented! hmmm...i wonder why you two clicked??? :-)

Cherie said...

We love Mexican food at our house. I can't wait to try the salad! Your comment about Kalani's new truck was so funny! It had me giggling every time I thought about it. I keep giving my husband a hard time about owning another green car! Thanks for the giggles.

Sonja said...

I could probably eat ONLY this all summer. Yummmers.

Thanks for the recipe!

Totallyscrappy said...

That looks refreshing!

just jamie said...

Mmmmm.... now that just looks plain DELICIOUS.

Christa said...

ok - i made this off of your blog - not sure how i ended up here.. after a bunch of blog hopping - but the recipe is beyond DELICIOUS!
awesome awesome awesome... we served it to company and they raved about it!