May 15, 2010

My Favorite Summer Salsa

In several recent recipes I've referenced homemade salsa, and the only link I have takes you to a hummus quesadilla recipe wherein the salsa is defined. So, I figured it was high-time to give my favorite salsa a place of its own. And when I say "favorite" I mean it! I make a veritable troff of this stuff once a week and we ladle it on everything we eat. When we want a snack, we grab a bag of Santitas (hey, they're 2 bucks) and go to town. It's delicious! Give it a try. Here's the recipe...

8-10 large tomatoes, diced
1 white onion, diced
3 - 4 large cloves of garlic, crushed and minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 15-ounce can of sweet corn, drained
1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup lime juice (or less, to taste - I like it "lime-y")
1 tablespoon paprika (optional)
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Throw it all in a big bowl, stir it up real good, cover it and stick it in the fridge.
  • Tastes best after it's had a few hours in the fridge.
  • This makes a HUGE bowl. Perfect for parties. If you don't want so much, try cutting the recipe in half.
  • It will keep well in the fridge, covered, up to a week.
  • Enjoy!


Joy said...

Great recipe. I bet this would be great with Mango too.

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous!

Kelly said...

Yum! This is a perfect salsa recipe to try! Full of color and yummy lime and cilantro--all good stuff. We consider salsa its own food group in this house. Seriously.

dreaminitvegan said...

Looks so pretty! These are in one of our mexican food thursday night rotations.

Jennifer said...

Just made a variation of this, kinda a combo of your Veggie Rainbow Salsa and this recipe since I added a can of canellini beans w/ the black beans and included bell pepper. Also used 2 cobs of fresh corn instead of canned and smoked paprika (which is my current obsession -YUM) tasted it and its so delish! Letting it sit in the fridge to let the flavors get cozy now. . . I don't know if I can wait much longer to dig in though :) Thanks for the recipe and the great blog.

Jennifer M. said...

Yum. That sounds great!!