Corn and Black Bean Relish

While some days I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, other days I love quick and easy. Right now is time for quick and easy.

Corn and Black Bean Relish is a family favorite. It goes great as a side to quesadillas, as an appetizer, or as party food. And with five ingredients you can’t go wrong.

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One of my favorite sides with Mexican food is guacamole. It seems that everyone has their own take on the matter, I prefer mine smooth and creamy. My aunt gave me her recipe that is so easy my children make it, and have made it by themselves for several years.


Guacamole is made with 4 simple ingredients, avocado, lemon juice, garlic salt and onion powder. Here is the recipe card for you to print Guacamole. 

1 large ripe avocado
1   1/2 t lemon juice
1/4 t garlic salt
1/2 t onion powder
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mash with a fork until smooth.

Being a frugal person, I do not purchase garlic salt but make my own. To make garlic salt combine 1 part garlic powder with 2 parts table salt. I store the mixture in an old spice jar and use it when ever a recipe calls for garlic salt.