Introduction: Corn and Black Bean Salsa

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When it comes to snacking, chips and salsa are a match made in ... well, Mexico!

There are times we want to be a little more impressive than just opening a jar and pouring it into a bowl (if you even take the time to pour it into a bowl).

Then there are times when we want to (or need to) get a couple of our daily vegetable servings while we snack.

That's when you need this super-easy, veggie-loaded, Corn and Black Bean salsa on your table.

Step 1: Bowl

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Choose a pretty bowl. Or an ugly one ... no one will care.

Step 2: Black Beans

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Drain and rinse one (15 oz) can black beans and add to the bowl.

Step 3: Corn

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Add 2 cups frozen sweet corn that has been defrosted and drained. If you have fresh sweet corn, by all means use it!

Step 4: Tomatoes

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Add 3-4 cups diced fresh tomatoes.

Step 5: Onions

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Add 1 cup finely diced white, yellow or red/purple onion.

Step 6: Green Pepper

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Add 1 cup diced green pepper.

Step 7: Jalapeno Pepper

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Add 1/2 cup finely diced jalapeno pepper. Use more or less for desired heat. Remove seeds and membranes from jalapeno to reduce heat levels.

Step 8: Fresh Cilantro

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Add 1/4-1/2 cup diced fresh cilantro. Omit cilantro if you are one of those people who cannot stand the flavor.

Step 9: S&P

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Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

Step 10: Lime Juice

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Add the juice of one lime.

Step 11: Stir

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Gently fold the ingredients together until evenly distributed.

Step 12: Garnish and Serve

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Garnish salsa with more cilantro and lime wedges and serve with tortilla chips.

This also serves as a great fresh condiment for tacos and a base for soups and salads.

Enjoy!

For the full description and more ideas to customize this recipe, check it out on my blog at picniclifefoodie.com!

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-05-23

Looks tasty. My son would love this just because of the variety of colors.

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