I love this recipe because it is versatile as it can be used two ways: in Spicy Black Bean Avocado Roll-ups or as a Spicy Black Bean Avocado Dip. This Roll-up appetizer I created would be a yummy addition to a Holiday party or any group gathering. Or it can be enjoyed as a tasty dip for tortilla chips or veggies. The dip is especially delicious with grape or cherry bite size tomatoes. The southwest taste comes through strong in this tasty appetizer made with fresh healthy veggies and beans.
If you like Mexican southwest flavors, you will love this appetizer/dip. I used a food processor to chop the veggies into very small pieces. It works best if the green pepper is pureed and juicy in order to keep the mixture smooth. This appetizer is easy to make but it does require extra time to firm up in the fridge before slicing the tortilla roll. It is too soft to cut right away so it definitely needs this time in the fridge.
I love the ingredients in this recipe, they are some of my favorites. Ripe avocado, salsa, cheese, and black beans are a delicious combination. A ripe avocado will work the best to ensure a smoother texture in the end rather than a not quite ripe avocado. The amount of onion could be adjusted for taste as could the taco seasoning. Without the taco seasoning, the flavor of the beans comes through more readily. With the taco seasoning added, the flavors blend but the end result is a more spicy taste. It is yummy either way! Customize it to your own personal taste.
This is an original recipe by Julie Hoag.