Ole is one of my husband’s best friends–they’ve known each other forever and he was the Best Man in our wedding. Since my husband and I have been together for years, I’ve known Ole forever as well. However, this past weekend was the first time I’ve ever had his cooking. And man, was it good. This salad was included in the meal–so fresh and delightful that I had to get the recipe to share with you all. Although he served it as a side salad, you could throw some grilled chicken in it and make it a complete meal. –Alex
For the dressing:
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice (approximately 2 – 3 limes)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
For the salad:
One “pack” (the plastic tub) of cherry tomatoes, halved
One yellow bell pepper, diced
15 oz can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup diced red onion
Two tablespoons minced jalapeno
Two avocados, chopped–these need to be added last–AFTER you mix the dressing in.
Put everything for the salad in a bowl.
Mix ingredients for dressing.
Pour dressing over salad fixings.
Add a beer as an accompaniment (Ole served Stone Pale Ale) and ENJOY!
*Image of avacado taken from About.com