By cookiedog on July 09, 2007
Photo by carmenskitchen
Photo by carmenskitchen
"I watched Ina make this on TV today and it looked so colorful I just have to try it. You may want to adjust the jalapeños to taste, add some mango, and if you are watching your calories- eliminate or reduce the olive oil."
Serving Size: 1 (212 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"We love this salad at our house. I make it every couple of weeks. I saw this on Barefoot Contessa and it looked so good I made it the next day. It is very healthy. My daughters frielnds all ask for it and comment that they can't believe they eating it since they don't really like anything that is in it. They all love it. I usually divide it in half before adding the avacado and only add it to half since it doesn't keep. I then add the avacado to the other half a day or 2 later. Yummy!!!"
"I -adore- this recipe for its flavor and its healthy ingredients, especially when served over spinach. One caveat, however: the combination of avocado, olive oil and black beans leads to a surprisingly high calorie content-per-serving (close to 500). Cooks with calorie concerns may wish to use less of one or all of those ingredients, or reduce the serving size."
"I made this for lunch today, exactly as described, except that I left out the yellow peppers. Also, I made and served it all at the same time. It was really, really good! The lime juice and zest really add something special. I'm a huge fan of guacamole, but this might even be better! Will definitely be making this again."
"I just love love love this salad. I used chickpeas instead of black beans, and scotch bonnet peppers in place of jalapenos. The lime juice and zest take this salad to another level. I can't wait to have this again. Thank you."
"Yum. This is a really good salad. The only thing I added was a handful of chopped cilantro to make it even more guacamole-like. It was a hit!"
"This is so delicious and healthy. I cut a few pita pockets in half, toasted them, and made open-faced sandwiches with this salad on top. Mmmm!!!"
"This recipe is a star!!! :) I saw Ina make it on her show too and was intrigued by all the beautiful colors! Only made small changes - omitted the yellow pepper and used 1 serrano pepper in place of the 2 jalepeno. My limes were also not producing as much juice as I would've liked, so I used 1 lemon which worked beautifully. This is a dish I would PROUDLY serve to company! It's elegant, delish, and unique -- putting this into my "Zaar Stars" cookbook - thank you for sharing!"
"This was alright, I was the only one who really liked it, it kinda reminded me of a Mexican greek salad. But since I was the only one who will eat it, I probably wont make it again"
"Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!! The big change I made was I did a can of corn instead of the black beans.... I know it totally compromises the recipe but the base was outstanding!"
"This is fantastic. A beautiful, colorful salad with such a fresh taste. I made it several times already, exactly as written, and wouldn't change a thing."
"This salad is colorful, enticing and tasty!!! I followed one reviewers suggestion to use half the salad and one avacodo at a time when serving, that way I was able to serve this up at 2 different same day potlucks with my avacodo staying bright green and fresh. I only used 1 jalapeno but will definitely try with 2 as written."
"You almost never can go wrong with Ina garten! This was very yummy! Great with bar-b-que foods, as the flavor can stand up to other strong flavors. Thank you for posting!"
"This is a staple in our household, my BF loves it! I have several of her cookbooks and prefer this salad over the other typical black bean salads that are out there. It's very versatile too, I use it like a relish and spoon it over baked chicken that has fajita seasoning for a healthy low carb meal, or top it on grilled fish inside a fish taco with a warm corn tortilla...sooo good and healthy too!"
"Yummy! My neice found this recipe on the Food Network and presented this at our family reunion. I do think the serving amount is off though....it could serve 8 - 10 people. Perfect for a buffet! If you love avocado, you will definately enjoy this one!!!"
"My friend made this for a barbeque at the end of our softball season. It was so good I asked for the recipe. She told me it was Ina's recipe and brought in the cookbook for me to look through. The picture in the cookbook is enough to make you hungry but seeing it in person had everyone sneaking tastes before it was put on the table. I'm making it for the Fourth of July so that others can enjoy this wonderful salad."
"perfect. juicy. will make again!"
"I, too, drooled watching Ina make this on TV and had to make it. I was going to post it here but to no one's surprise it was already here! The recipe makes a fantastic salad and my dinner guests loved it. I only used 1 jalapeno and that was enough heat but not over the top. The lime is so good, a favorite flavour for me. We will be making this one again."
"Well, another wonderful recipe from Ina! The blended flavors in this salad are wonderful from the tartness of the lime juice to the heat of the jalapeno and the creaminess of the avocado. I think it is my new favorite! I changed nothing and wouldn't because it is perfect just like it is. Thank you Cookie Dog for another keeper from Ina."