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Black Bean and Avocado Salsa with 2 Kinds of Corn

Salsa is always good, and it is perhaps the quintessential Mexican dip. Not only is salsa a dip of course. It can also be served as a sauce or condiment. There are so many different types to choose from. You will never get bored of salsa recipes because there are so many to choose from. Whatever kind of meat, poultry, fish, seafood, or vegetarian dish you are making, there is definitely a salsa recipe which will match it, perhaps something with mango, pineapple or another fruit, a spicy salsa, a chunky pico de gallo type, or something simple.

The following recipe teams 2 kinds of corn with 2 kinds of onion, adding in black beans, cilantro, bell pepper, tomatoes, garlic and avocado. A little lime juice and extra-virgin olive oil goes into the salsa to finish it off beautifully. This is not a spicy salsa recipe, making it ideal for a crowd-pleaser. Not every is into spicy food, so keep the flavor tasty and mild, and if anyone wants to spice it up they can add their own hot sauce. This recipe makes enough for about 25 servings, so it is ideal if you are having a large gathering and want to serve homemade salsa.

Some people use canned tomatoes in salsa to give it more juice and a softer texture, but while some people really like this twist, others do not, so do whatever you prefer. With the corn and beans, ensure you drain and rinse them before using. For the other ingredients, try to cut the ingredients into a similar-size dice so the ingredients are easier to combine. Served with tortilla chips, corn chips, crackers, or anything else you want to dip, this salsa makes a fragrant, flavorful and colorful appetizer. It would make a great centerpiece. Continue reading

Spicy Corn Black Bean Salsa

Salsa can be a lot of different things, depending who you ask. While the most common variety of salsa you will see is the familiar tomato, onion and jalapeno based variant, there are a lot of other options out there and you will find all kinds of different ingredients in various salsa recipes.

A couple of the less conventional ingredients which you’ll find more often in salsa recipes are beans and corn, both of which appear in this spicy black bean salsa recipe. The hearty, earthy flavor of the black beans and black eyed peas in this salsa works perfectly with the slight sweetness of the corn and the heat of the onions and peppers.

If you are looking for something a little different to dip your tortilla chips in or to add to your next Mexican or Tex-Mex meal, then look no further than this spicy bean and corn salsa. It is a great addition to your arsenal of Mexican recipes and a wonderful complement to any dish you would enjoy with garden variety salsa. Continue reading

Fresh Corn Black Bean Tomato Salsa

This is a delicious fresh salsa recipe that you will want to make over and over. Full of fresh, grilled corn flavor, it is one of the best salsa recipes to use during the height of corn season. This dish is colorful, too. The bright red tomatoes, yellow corn, and black beans make a beautiful presentation on the table. Serve this delicious corn, black bean and tomato salsa with chips or tortillas at your next party.

You can also use this salsa as a condiment. Spoon some over some grilled fish or chicken for a real taste treat. Salsas are so quick to make that there is no excuse for not whipping some up with almost any meal to serve alongside your main dish. Just put a small bowl of salsa on the table and let everyone help themselves. Some salsas are substantial enough to serve as a side salad, so that is a consideration to ponder as well.

Salsa has become one of the most popular condiments in the world. Made fresh, it also provides you with nutrient-dense food that tastes great. Utilize the bounty of summer and fall by making lots of fresh salsas to enjoy with every meal. It is a wonderful way to get your vegetable servings every day. You can enjoy salsa with eggs, meat, vegetables, and breads. It literally goes with anything. Enjoy this wonderful gift from Mexican cuisine and make it your own. Do not be afraid to experiment a little. Continue reading

Delicious Black Bean and Mandarin Orange Salsa Recipe

Most black bean salsas include corn in the recipe, both for flavor and color contrast. This one, however, uses sweet mandarin oranges. The salsa is attractive to look at and it tastes delightful. The sweetness of the oranges goes nicely with the saltiness of the beans. The other ingredients do their part to add to the flavor party as all the ingredients marinate together. Serve this salsa with chips, fish, chicken, or pork for a fabulous meal. It also goes well with barbecue or roasted meat.

This salsa needs to marinate for a few hours before serving. You can easily make it ahead of time and let it sit in the refrigerator until you need it. Take it along when tail-gating or attending a potluck. This recipe is pretty stable and can take travel well. You will be amazed at how quickly the salsa is eaten! Be sure to bring enough so everyone can enjoy it.

This salsa recipe can also be served as a side dish. A bite of the salsa can go along with rice or refried beans to add flavor and texture to the other dish. Unlike many fruit salsas, this one will hold up for a couple days, so make a big batch and enjoy it. Once you have tried this black bean and mandarin orange salsa recipe, you may feel more confident about experimenting on your own with other salsa recipes. There is no reason to be constrained by tradition; try new flavor combinations and see where it leads you. Continue reading

Delicious Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Mexican Beer

This recipe may not be family friendly… the beer is for adults who want to enjoy a salsa with a slightly different taste. You will be enjoying this delicious salsa with your favorite Mexican dishes. Serving this black bean and corn salsa with Mexican beer is a great afternoon treat. The rich flavor of roasted corn makes this recipe extra special. This is a recipe that you will need to save for those sweet ears of corn in late summer, but it will be worth the wait.

Canned black beans work fine for this recipe, but if you have time to cook your own, it will be even better. Serve this fabulous salsa with chips, add it to tacos, or just eat it with a spoon. It is really that good. It also makes an excellent condiment to go with whatever you are cooking. Fish, pork, chicken, and beef all go well with this delicious salsa.

This simple salsa relies on the flavors of fresh ingredients and the roasted corn. There are no peppers or seasonings added except for salt. This is an excellent way to enjoy the bounty of the summer garden. Serve it on its own as a light lunch or dinner on a hot day. It makes a wonderful vegetarian meal or side dish. You could make this recipe during the rest of the year by roasting frozen corn kernels. While it will not be quite the same as fresh off the cob, it will be close. Try it and you will see this will become a fast favorite. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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