I served this at a baby shower last weekend and several people wanted the recipe. When people ask me for the recipe, I figure a dish must be good enough to throw up on the 'ol blog. I warn you though, this zippy little creature will test your self control...
1 small onion, diced finely
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
some sugar (about 2 T. or to taste)
some salt (about 1 t. or to taste)
some Italian seasoning (about 1 T. or to taste)
1 bunch chopped cilantro, divided
a splash of lime juice (to taste)*****
Optional, but yummy additions:
Rotel canned tomatoes and chilis
canned green chilis
Mix it all up in a glass bowl, holding out half of the cilantro and the avocado. Throw it in the fridge and let the flavors marinate together for several hours or overnight. Before serving, drain excess liquid, adjust seasonings, add more cilantro and avocado if you're using it. Enjoy as a salad or dip it with Frito's.Have a happy, tex-mexy weekend!