Recipe: Black Bean Salsa


Black Bean Salsa, Courtesy www.foodnetwork.com (Paula Deen)
Black Bean Salsa, Courtesy http://www.foodnetwork.com (Paula Deen)

Here’s a southwestern-style salsa to please your adventurous tastes.  Serve it with store-bought chips for dipping or make your own savory baked pita chips.

Ingredients:

2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (17-ounce) package frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 large avocado, peeled and diced
1 small onion, diced
1/8 -1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl.
  2. Cover and chill overnight.
  3. Taste and add salt, pepper or more lime juice as necessary.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer, or with grilled chicken breast as a meal.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • In addition to lime juice, I also added lemon juice to keep the avocados from turning brown.
  • After refrigerating overnight, I added more lime juice.

Yield: 12 servings

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com, courtesy: Paula Deen

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