Guacamole Salad

Wednesday Workout: 20 minute yoga, abs
Yesterday I had meeting/stuff all day with the rest of my music department at school and I have another day of meeting-ish stuff today.  It is nice seeing the other teachers and being in the air conditioning!! It was almost 100 yesterday and is supposed to be 100 today and tomorrow! Crazy! After watching Barefoot Contessa on Food Network on Tuesday (she’s my favorite) I wanted to make her Guacamole Salad for dinner.  I went to the grocery store after school and braved the heat for a yellow pepper, red onion, avocado, black beans and grape tomatoes.


Ina’s Guacamole Salad



  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 1/2-inch diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup small diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers, seeded (2 peppers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled, and 1/2-inch diced


Place the tomatoes, yellow pepper, black beans, red onion, jalapeno peppers, and lime zest in a large bowl. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper and pour over the vegetables. Toss well.

Just before you’re ready to serve the salad, fold the avocados into the salad. Check the seasoning and serve at room temperature.


My salad! It was SO good and really easy. I will definitely make this again and maybe add corn and another kind of pepper to the next one! I also made Ina style shrimp by throwing them on a baking sheet and drizzling with olive oil, salt and pepper and in 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Seriously easy and always perfect.

After dinner and my Kombucha 🙂 I did some abs and yoga in front of the TV (Yankees game!) to get a workout in because I did not feel like getting on the treadmill or going outside in 95 degree heat.

My yoga mat 🙂 From Target and I love how cute it is!

I followed something very similar to this for my TV yoga session and added in some warrior poses. I love how they open up my hips and stretch me out. I’m a little sore from Pump Tuesday night because I only did it once the week before! I’m looking forward to going to the new release again this Saturday 🙂

Oh yeah, I’ve been eating my overnight oats for breakfast the past few days! They fill me up SO much and I bought  different type of organic quick oats yesterday to try out soon. The oats in this picture are 1/4 cup = 150 calories (which I think is great). The new ones are 1/2 cup = 150 calories! I can’t imagine eating 1/2 a cup of oats because I’m always stuffed!

Have a good day!!


Posted on July 21, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Wow, girl, that dinner looks professional!

  2. That salad looks amazing! This hot weather makes me crave avocado like nobody’s business!

  3. Ina is the best and her recipes are awesome. I love her Shrimp Feta Salad, sooo good. I’m going to have to try the one you made now.

  4. Mmm, I bet it was scruptious!! And I loooove the Kombucha going along with it. I’m drinking some with my breakfast right now, lol!

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  6. your salad looks amazing!!! I made turkey stuffed red/yellow/green peppers the other day and they were so good! I need to try those overnight oats – I force myself to eat breakfast but don’t particularly enjoy it!

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  8. Your salad looks so good. Perfect for these HOT days of summer.

  9. Ok, you’ve convinced me. I’m making this tonight. I’m on my own for dinner and this looks like the perfect meal 🙂

  10. The salad looks fantastic! I love the added shrimp. You’re fortunate that you could find a ripe avocado at the grocery store. Sometimes all they have are ones that are as hard as rocks!!!! Thanks for the reminder about the oats. I need to try making them. 🙂

  11. Mmmm that salad looks amazing!! I’ll have to test out that recipe

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