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Kids Cooking Channel Video – Roasted Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salsa Recipe

by Jeanette on July 23, 2012 · 14 Comments
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Today, Alex is making one of his favorite dips – Roasted Corn, Avocado and Black Bean Salsa. I’ve been making this as a healthy snack over the past year, so I’m thrilled that Alex learned how to make it himself.

This salsa is perfect as a summer appetizer, after-school snack, or on top of grilled chicken or fish. It’s full of Power Foodsblack beans, avocados, and red bell pepper, and full of flavor with cilantro, cumin, coriander, and jalapeno peppers.

Corn Black Bean Avocado Salsa

Corn, Black Bean, and Avocado Salsa

To see more videos my boys have been busy making, check out our Kids Cooking page.

In addition to cooking videos, Alex has a bunch of  fun videos that he’s made (all by himself) featuring his duck, Steve Jobs. They’re fun kid videos – Steve Jobs Life Cycle (Fictional Story), Steve Jobs the Duck, Steve Jobs and 1+1, The Magical Steve Jobs Commercial, and the 8 Ducks of Luck Movie Trailer. Can you tell that Alex likes ducks?

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The roasted corn adds a nice chewy sweetness to this salsa. This salsa would be great as a dip with corn tortilla chips, as an accompaniment to grilled fish or chicken, or just enjoyed by the spoonful! If you are not serving this salsa right away, chop up and add the avocado just before serving to prevent browning.
  • 1 cup corn or 1 cob of corn
  • 1½ cups cooked black beans (or one 15-ounce can)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh jalapeno pepper, minced
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. To roast corn kernels, place corn kernels and 2 teaspoons olive oil in a cast iron pan. Cook on medium heat until corn turns light brown and caramelizes. Alternatively, if using corn on the cob, corn can be roasted on the grill.
  2. Mix all ingredients together. Chill before serving.

This post has been linked up to Tidy Mom’s I’m Lovin’ It and Beyond the Peel’s Keep It Real Thursday.

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  1. Alex, you’re on your way to becoming the next Food Network star!

  2. I absolutely love these videos Jeanette!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Sommer – it’s been a lot of fun watching the boys work together to produce these cooking videos.

  3. Alex, you’re on your way to rock star status ;-). This recipe is winner and so fun to assemble too! Thank you for your great kid-friendly ideas!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thank you Kelly – Alex loves getting positive feedback (what kid doesn’t ;), so thank you for your kind remarks. This salsa has been a favorite of Alex’s since I first made it last year.

  4. What a wonderful video — a great kid friendly food and foodie feature :)

  5. awesome video! SO GOOD

  6. Really awesome job, Alex!! I wish I were that comfortable in front of a camera — I could learn from you, lol! Next time my niece is over I’m going to show her a few of these videos…she likes to cook but needs some inspiration and I think this would be perfect!

  7. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    Thanks Alison and Faith – I passed along your kind feedback to Alex. I really appreciate it as I want my boys to learn how to cook for themselves, what a significant life skill this is.

  8. He’s so adorable and such a star! :) I really enjoy watching the video and the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  9. oh my goodness, i LOVE these videos. alex is adorable! great job! ps – he is so polite…

  10. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

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