December 18, 2023
Posted in Recipes
December 18, 2023 Kate Morland


Picture this: It’s a serene summer evening in New Zealand, the sun casting a warm golden glow across the landscape. The air is filled with the delightful symphony of cicadas and the distant murmur of waves. As the day begins to mellow into night, gather your friends and family for a Kiwi Summer Evening Guacamole Fiesta under the gentle embrace of the evening sun.


  • 4 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or thawed if frozen)
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • Tortilla chips for serving


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Begin by dicing the avocados and placing them in a large mixing bowl.
    • Halve the cherry tomatoes, finely dice the red onion, and chop the jalapeño and cilantro.
    • Add the tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro to the bowl with the avocados.
  2. Squeeze in the Citrus:
    • Drizzle the juice of two limes over the vibrant medley in the bowl. The lime essence will add a refreshing zing to the salad.
  3. Season and Mix:
    • Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss the ingredients together, ensuring a delightful combination of textures and colors.
  4. Add Fresh Vegetables:
    • Fold in the corn kernels, black beans, diced cucumber, and red bell pepper. These fresh additions will elevate the flavors of the guacamole salad.
  5. Optional: Feta Cheese:
    • Consider adding crumbled feta cheese for a creamy and salty note. While optional, it contributes an extra layer of flavor to the ensemble.
  6. Chill and Let Flavors Marinate:
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This marinating time is crucial for a harmonious fusion of flavors.
  7. Serve with a View:
    • As the sky paints hues of orange and pink, unveil the chilled guacamole salad on a vibrant platter. Surround it with crispy tortilla chips, creating an inviting display.
  8. Enjoy the Kiwi Summer Evening:
    • Invite your loved ones to join you in savoring the Kiwi Summer Evening Guacamole Fiesta. Let the vivid colors and fresh, bold flavors transport everyone to the heart of a Mexican celebration, right in the midst of a beautiful New Zealand summer night.
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