// Summer Corn, Black Bean + Avocado Dip

My absolute favorite thing to eat in the Summer is this corn and avocado dip. I guess it's technically more of a "salad" since I like to just grab a spoon and eat it (ha!), but it's equally delicious on tortilla chips, homemade pita crisps, or even a regular ol' tortilla! I don't mind putting forth the effort and time it takes to make it, but often I find that we can't eat it fast enough before the avocado turns in the fridge. So to remedy that I've started making "half" portions. Toby actually loves it (surprisingly!) so the half-batch ends up being the perfect amount for a fresh, crisp Summer lunch.

Despite showing a full jalapeno, lime and avocado below, we only use part of them so pay attention to the amounts below if you want to make a serving appropriate for 1-2 people! If you're entertaining a small group, go ahead and double the amounts!

- 2 fresh, boiled ears of corn - kerneled (or 1/2 can of corn)
- 1/2 can of black beans - drained and rinsed 
- 1/2 avocado - cubed
- Handful of cilantro - diced
- 1/2 lime - juiced
- 1 dozen cherry tomatoes - quartered
- 1/4 jalapeno - seeded and diced
- 4 tbsp red onion - diced (1/4 of an onion)
- Kosher salt

Steps: I always start by rinsing my corn and black beans, then tossing them in the bowl. Then I quarter up my cherry tomatoes and drain them so they don't add too much "water" to the mix. I like to buy the diced onions because otherwise I tear up like crazy while cutting them ha. But then I add my onions, diced cilantro and lime juice. Don't forget to be careful when you're slicing and seeding your jalapeno! It doesn't matter how many times I remind myself not to touch my nose/eyes, I'm always left crying on the couch with an ice cube to my face! (Seriously... it burns so bad!) I always make sure to mix up the salad at this stage so I can then top it off with my cubed avocado. No one likes when the avocado gets all mashed up in there! After getting it all nice and ready, I sprinkle a handful of coarse, kosher salt on top to taste. If you're eating it with tortilla chips, go light on the salt! - It's an insanely simple "recipe" and probably didn't even require the steps to be listed out. But there you go!

I promise that if you make this, you will love it! It's so refreshing! Since I only use half a can/avocado/lime when I whip it up, I'm always set to make it again the next day. Let me know if you decide to give it a go. I'm thinking I might need to head to the grocery store so I can make it this week again!


  1. This looks so good! I think I may have to run to the store and pick up the ingredients and try this today! I've been obsessing over avocado salads lately and this looks like it's sooo yummy!

    Loving The Littles

  2. This looks delicious... Bookmarking this post because I WILL make this at least once this summer.

  3. OMG yum! Keeping this recipe around for sure!

  4. This dip is one of my favorites! It's fresh, delicious and simple to toss together!! Thanks for sharing so everyone can enjoy!! :)

  5. Looks like such a wonderful summer dish... we love avocados during summer time!

  6. I would devour this so quickly, if it had not onions of course.

  7. Looks so yummy I love anything with avocado and this is a nice twist on just always making guacamole! I'll definitely try to make this summer!

  8. Yumm, I absolutely love fresh and yummy salads, especially when they have avocado in them!

    Looks great, I could eat this by the bowl full!

    xx Becky

  9. Yum. The perfect excuse to have chips. Definitely going to make this soon - maybe even tonight.

  10. Mmm yum yum yum! I think my husband would love this! Thanks for the recipe!


  11. Thanks for sharing this! I made it last night with my friend for a girly night it's so tasty & healthy! ...Although we enjoyed it with prosecco sangria ;-p

  12. This looks delicious, thanks for sharing. For the jalapeno-in-the-face problem, rub some oil (coconut oil works best, but you can use olive oil, canola, etc.) on the spot where you've touched your face. The water/ice won't adhere to the jalapeno oil, so even though it cools off your face it's not actually helping get rid of the oil in the jalapeno and only drives the oil in deeper. Other oils will bond with it and then you can wipe it off.


HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB