1 small avocado (ripe, but still firm), chopped (2/3 cup)
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 to 1 cup rinsed and drained black beans (optional)
Combine ingredients in medium bowl and toss until mixed. Refrigerate until served. Best if served within an hour. It may be eaten the next day, but it will loose some texture and release juices; drain off juices to extend freshness.
VARIATIONS: Add or substitute chopped mangoes, radishes, sweet bell peppers, roasted chiles, or cottage cheese.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: on tacos, nachos, fajitas, salads, baked potatoes, and bowls of chili. Spooned over grilled chicken, fish, or steak.
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PLUS: 1 point per 1/2 cup serving without beans; 2 points with beans
*To grill corn, brush cob lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill over medium high heat, approx. 10 minutes, turning until cooked on all sides and some grill marks are present.