Crowd Pleasing Recipe: Avocado Corn Salsa

I am a die-hard dip girl!  Love to dip veges, chips, name it!  I love cold dips, hot dips, fondues, baked dips, dips in a bread bowl.  There is just something about actively eating that makes this a great party food. And with the Super Bowl looming and subsequent parties planned around this "blessed" event, this recipe is timely!
Paired with Tostitos Scoops, this appetizer is colorful and a sure crowd-pleaser.  It's also relatively healthy and delicious.  Of course, I think anything with avocados in it must be healthy, so please take my commentary in that regard with a grain of salt.
My aunt passed this on to me years ago, having gotten it from her grandmother.  I've used it as an appetizer in several dinner parties, but I suspect it would be a great fish or meat topper as well!
Please note that this requires quite a bit of advance preparation/marinating (night before), so make sure you don't put it off till the last minute.

Avocado Corn Salsa
  • 1 pkg frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cans (2 1/4 oz. each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped (the purple ones add more color)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. cider or white vinegar (I prefer cider as it just adds another facet of flavor)
  • 1 tsp. dried (or fresh if you like) oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 medium ripe avocados
  • Tortilla chips
In a large bowl, combine corn, olives, red pepper and onion.  In a small bowl, combine garlic, oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Pour over corn mixture and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Just before serving, chop avocados and stir into salsa.  Serve with tortilla chips.
Makes about 7 cups.
Note:  As I was searching for pictures of the salsa, I saw many with black beans as well.  It seems like this might be either a viable substitute for the olives (color-wise) or a great protein addition for the vegetarian crowd!


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