Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bean Salsa

Here is the bean salsa you all (all two of you) have been requesting.

I'm going to post two recipes that I have that are slightly different so you can choose how you like it best. I kind of combine both recipes and use what I have. But seriously, you cannot go wrong with any of these ingredients so put in what you like, leave out what you don't, add extra of what you really like, and make sure to have a big bag of tortilla chips on hand.

Recipe #1

4 cans Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 small bag frozen corn
1 chopped red onion
1-5 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped bell pepper
1/2 -1 bunch of chopped Cilantro (don't ever leave this out!)
1-2 Avocados
Juice from one lime

1 packet of Italian dressing
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar

With the Italian dressing, follow the direction (sort of) on the back of the packet. I make with water and the vinegar to use is balsamic vinegar. I add in a swirl of olive oil, but you don't have to use any oil if you prefer.

Then just pour dressing over top, mix up, and chill in the fridge. It's ready to eat right away, but the longer you chill, the longer it has time to meld all the flavors together.

And one more side note... I actually don't mix the dressing up anymore. I just pour in the dressing packet, add a swirl of olive oil, and add in the balsamic until I like the look. It's more of the lazy way to do it, but it still tastes the same! Also, if I leave out the bell pepper and the red onion, sometimes I like it better. Your choice!

Recipe #2

I got this recipe from a Halliday baby shower this summer. It was SO good, and slightly different then what I had ever eaten before and I loved it. It uses different beans, and a different dressing, but the result is just as yummy!

1 can corn, drained (you'll love it if you use frozen corn, I promise)
1 can black eyed peas, drained (I have never seen these... use a white bean or great northern bean or use black beans)
2 chopped tomatoes
2 avocados
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch green onion
I package Good seasons Italian Dressing, mixed up as directed.

Add it all in, mix up, and chill in the fridge.

Side note... both times I have made this at Palmer functions, I used white beans, corn, tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, and the italian dressing packet mixed with balsamic. Kind of a combo of both these recipes. But that's it. Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. Amy you are the best! I can't wait to make it! It is so delicious!