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Food on Fridays with Ann
I looked up a few recipes for Black Bean Salsa and found some via Paula Deen and Taste of Home. They seemed to use all the same basic ingredients, so I decided to use their versions as guidelines to invent my own. I grabbed a can of black beans from the pantry and leftovers from the fridge, tossing them together to create this:
Here’s the combination, but you could add other items like onions, green peppers, hot peppers, sliced olives, or whatever you like:
- black beans (canned)
- corn (leftovers, originally frozen)
- diced tomatoes
- diced red pepper
- chopped cilantro
- freshly minced garlic
- juice from about a quarter of a lime
- a little olive oil
Then I decided to add some Mexican flavors, so I sprinkled on:
- chili pepper—not much, but enough to add interest.
The next day, I bought an avocado, diced it, and mixed that in.
This worked well as a dip for tortilla chips and a topping for green salad. I even spooned a small serving into a bowl, crushed some tortilla chips on top, and ate it with a fork.
What started as an experiment resulted in a fabulous, flexible dish that I enjoyed multiple days in multiple ways.
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Trish Southard says
What a delightful experiment for salsa lovers! I think it is a great idea to change it up adding the avocado one day and then the tortilla chips. I have a bag of black beans on hand and a can of diced tomatoes. Todd always keeps a large bag of limes on the counter. Only a few items short for a batch of weekend bean salsa! Thank you Ann.
Hazel Moon says
This would be a stand up salad for me! Marvelous!
diana bridgman says
Hello Ann, Blessed New Year! Thanks for this delish recipe! After investigating the Paleo way of eating for over a year, and having several friends experience great success with it, I am making the jump. Do you have any thoughts about this plan? It is definitely gluten free….and more. Blessings, Di