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Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad in Avocado Shells

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  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 8
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This incredibly easy side dish is not only delicious and perfect for summer barbecues, it's adorable served in an avocado shell!
by: Coconut and Lime
Updated Jun 1, 2015
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  • 4 medium size ripe avocados
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1
    Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. With a spoon, gently remove the insides and set the empty shells aside. (To prevent the avocado from browning, rub lemon juice on the avocado.)
  • 2
    Dice the avocado insides into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.
  • 3
    Add the remainder of the ingredients to the bowl and toss gently until mixed together.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Add salt and pepper.
  • tip 2
    For a pretty presentation, spoon the mixture back into the avocado shells and serve.

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