Spicy Bean Salsa Recipe
Also known as 'cowboy caviar', this twist on traditional salsa is enlivened with black beans, corn and black-eyed peas.
This thick, flavorful salsa will please everyone with it's exciting array of flavors and textures.
Black beans, avocado, corn, and roma tomatoes make the base of this salsa with a healthy dose of lime juice.
Oh my God! I have been making this salad for ever, not this one exacly but a version of it. Since I'm from Guatemala, all the salsa-like dishes are very popular. No only is this delicious but also healthy and hip-friendly. What I do different is that instead of the dressing i use lemon, salt, pepper and just a little olive oil. This helps to enhace the flavor of the other ingredients, not fight them. I use about 1/4 cup of fresh, chopped cilantro (the flavor secret herb!), fresh chopped tomatoes (you are going to see the difference in flavor, consistency and low the sodium), 1 clove of fresh garlic instead of the powder one. I use the beans i cook (we always have home cooked beans in almost every home in Guatemala)but have try the canned ones, just rinse them and let them dry, the same with the sweet corn. The jalapeno is optional for me, since i don't like spice food I leave out, but for the guys I added. One last thing, let stand on the fridge for at least 1 day to let all the flavors come together.
I've been making this for a couple years now and my family loves it! Whenever we take it for potlucks, everyone always wants to know how to make it. I do make it a little different though and turns out excellent. I don't use the black-eyed peas or garlic salt. I like to add chopped red bell pepper, a can of hominy (drained), chopped cilantro and minced garlic. I add fresh ground salt & pepper and some lime juice. Also, I don't use a whole cup of Italian dressing (maybe a half cup), but I don't drain the tomatoes either. Love this recipe and will continue to make it for years to come!
This is fantastic!!! I can't stop eating it once I've started. Very full of flavor. I bet it would go really well on a southwestern chicken salad.
Black beans, kidney beans, and cannellini beans combine with corn, bell pepper, and red onion in this easy and colorful salad. It's tossed with a sensational dressing made with fresh lime juice, cilantro, and cumin.
This lively summer recipe can be served with tortilla chips as an appetizer, or with chicken or fish as a fresh and flavorful side dish. Made with corn, black beans, tomato, onion, pepper, and avocado, this salsa has the most amazing balance of textures in a great presentation.