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salsa stuffed avocados

It was like a bajillion degrees here today.

Literally 101 degrees.

There is no way the oven is being turned on.  I refuse.  We have a small house with no A/C.  Luckily, it stays pretty shaded, has 14 windows, and 3 overhead fans.

But when it’s 101 degrees outside the amount of windows and fans you have doesn’t really matter.


It’s just freaking HOT.


This is a simple + filling summer snack, perfect for the days when you don’t want to turn your oven on.  Or, turn it into a meal by dumping it on a bed of lettuce with the avocado, adding more beans, and a drizzle of balsamic. 


Print this!

Salsa Stuffed Avocado

  • 1-3 avocados
  • 1.5 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tomato, diced
  • 3 Tbsp red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup peach, diced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Slice + pit the avocados and lightly rub with a cut lime or a little lime juice.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss together.
  3. Top on as many avocados as you like and serve.  You can serve with tortilla chips.
  4. Store salsa mixture in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

notes:  Mango, nectarine, or pineapple would all work well in place of peaches.


It has been a whirlwind of a day.  I’m off to California tomorrow morning and will be back later in the week.  My apologies for emails + comments that may go unanswered for the next few days.  I’m not taking my computer along but will check in on things from my phone.

I’m hoping to get another blog post ready for this week, but we’ll see how the rest of the night goes.  Thanks for hanging with me!! 


Reader Comments (22)

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
Oh my god, I cannot fathom getting through this heat without an AC. I heard Lafayette hit 103. It's truly unreal. I hope the fires and heat die down soon... California should be a nice break from the heat!
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
This recipe looks so yummy! And perfect for a steaming hot summer day. Our high is supposed to be 102* this coming Thursday. I forsee a dip in the pool! Btw- I just somehow stumbled upon some of your older video posts... you should do some more of those! Very fun to watch, and see you behind the pictures + text on the blog! Have a safe trip to California!
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
This recipe looks delicious! And awesome for a hot day.
The heat and humidity here in North Carolina is killer too! Luckily we have AC because an NC summer would be unbearable without it.
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLea
I love simple snacks like this, i was just thinking about avocados today too. :)
That is such a fun combo! Love it!

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June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Blissful Baker
Girl. I don't know how you're making it through this heat without AC. I haven't felt fresh air in like 7 days because it's been too hot out there!
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Mmmmmmm avocado! And mmmmmm cake!!
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey
This looks sooo refreshing! What I wouldn't do for a snack like this right about now.
I love this heat. I live for days that it gets over 100 degrees...I'm such a freak. I love these bright little stuffed avocados - bring it on, summertime.
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
You definitely don't have to convince me to eat anything stuffed in an avocado! I love this idea :)
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate
This looks like having salasa and guacamole at the same time, the best of both worlds!
Wow kudos to you for being able to not live with AC in the summer...I lived one year in a dorm room on the 4th (top) floor with no AC and I lived in short shorts and a sports was horrible! Great refreshing recipe! Have fun in Cali!!
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren T
Gorgeous photos and this looks yummy. Gotta love simplicity in recipes. Especially in the summmer.
Love this recipe. I have been eating 2-4 avocados a week these days, it's such perfect summer food! The weather has "cooled off" (high 80's) here in California this week, so you are in luck!! Safe travels :)
So fun and delicious looking! Sadly, our weather has not been cooperating, we've had a ton of rain and not so warm temperatures... but once it does warm up this is a perfect, simple recipe for those unbearably hot days :)
Hope you have a great time here in CA!
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSonia the Mexigarian
No AC? I'm so sorry!! These avocados look wonderful. Hopefully they took your mind off the heat!
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRiley
What a yummy avocado!
These look so good! I've always liked the idea of stuffed avocados, but I never really knew what to stuff them with. Salsa seems like the perfect thing!
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Oh man. What a great, healthy snack! I'm going to share this with my clients.
This is a super cute idea -- and definitely could make it a meal, especially in hot weather. California is avocado crazy this time of year so you must have been channeling inspiration from your trip. ;) Safe travels!

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