This is the best stuff ever!! If you are looking for a delicious, crowd pleasing, easy side dish for your Memorial Day cookout, then this is it!! I make this salsa often for my family and for gatherings, and everyone loves it. I got this recipe from my friend Adrienne Finch after I couldn’t stop eating it when she brought it to a lunch I was at. Just last weekend I made it when my son had his basketball team over to swim, and it was a huge hit!! We like a little “kick” to our food so I added jalapeno pepper and fresh lime juice to the recipe, it doesn’t make it very spicy at all, just adds to the yummy flavor.
1 can Black-eyed peas, drained
1 can Corn, drained
2-3 Green Onions, sliced
5 small-medium Tomatoes, diced or 1 14 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
2 Avocados, chopped
1 Jalapeno pepper, diced and seeded
1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing Mix, prepared according to package directions
Juice of 1 Key Lime, optional
Combine all ingredients and pour Italian dressing over and stir well, add lime juice. Chill before serving. Serve with Fritos Scoops Chips or Tortilla chips. ***Tip: I can’t remember where or who I learned this from, but to keep your avocados from browning while you chill the salsa, you can put the pit from one of your avocados in the salsa while it chills, then remove it before serving. I have no idea why this works, but it’s kind of cool!! The vinegar in the dressing and lime juice help too.