Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Corn, Black Bean and Lime Salsa

The Menu:
Corn, Black Bean and Lime Salsa

The Original Recipe:
There are thousands of recipes for salsa out there. This is a version that I use. I have a garden, and my tomatoes are just now coming on, but not enough to can, so I decided to make something with them. I normally can spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes and salsa. But, I love my bowls of fresh salsa even more!
Ahhh... fresh salsa in the morning. Yum! (Yes, I like to eat spicy things in the morning!)

Corn, Black Bean and Lime Salsa

10 Roma tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
15 sprigs cilantro (with longer end stems cut off)
1/2 small purple onion
1/2 cup corn
1 cup black beans
1 jalapeno (seeded)
1 small green pepper (seeded)
1/4 to 1/2 cup lime juice
1 tsp. cumin
kosher salt

In food processor, add jalapeno, green pepper, purple onion, garlic, cilantro and lime juice (start with 1/4 cup).  Pulse until chopped and blended. Meanwhile, chop Roma tomatoes into small pieces. In small bowl, add tomatoes, kosher salt, cumin, corn and black beans. Pour cilantro mixture in with tomatoes and gently stir to combine (add remaining lime juice if you think it needs to be juicier).  Chill and serve with your favorite tortilla chips (or if you are like me, just eat it with a spoon!)

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