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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

Cucumber Salsa Recipe

When you really think about it, cucumber seems like a natural candidate for inclusion in a salsa. Their fresh, cooling flavor along with their snappy, crisp texture is a perfect fit for the spicier and more assertive taste of onion, hot peppers, and cilantro. However, while you may not see cucumber included in too many salsas at your local grocer, it is actually quite popular in parts of the Caribbean.

This Cucumber and mango salsa recipe takes its inspiration from a salsa which is quite popular in the nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where it often accompanies seafood dishes. It is just as good with other Caribbean, Latin American, and Mexican dishes, however.

This recipe is a very quick and easy one to prepare and can be thrown together in a couple of minutes before dinner, or made ahead of time so that you have it ready when mealtime rolls around. Either way, it is a refreshing, delicious sweet and savory salsa which is perfect for summer or all year round. Continue reading

Chocolate & Salsa

Sweet though it may be, chocolate doesn’t always have to be for dessert – in fact, it doesn’t even have to be sweet and isn’t in its natural form. Chocolate can work perfectly in savory dishes and sauces, such as this chocolate salsa recipe.

This salsa has plenty of chocolate flavor, but beware – it also packs some serious heat thanks to the inclusion of ancho chilies and chipotle peppers. If you like the complexity of Mexican mole sauces, then you will find a lot to love in this mole-inspired salsa.

Fiery, savory, densely packed with layer upon layer of flavors and offering just a hint of sweetness, this is a salsa, which is less for dipping than for cooking and saucing dishes. Try using it as a sauce for pork or beef as well as anything else that strikes your fancy and prepare to amaze everyone at your table. Continue reading

Sweet Onion Salsa Canning Recipe

Salsa is something that we usually think of as prepared fresh and eaten the same way; after all, most salsa recipes are prepared only a few hours ahead of time or perhaps the day before they are served, and very few of these recipes call for cooking any of the ingredients.

However, there are exceptions to every rule and with interest in canning once again on the rise, there are plenty of people out there who are interested in learning how to make their own salsa and can it for use later on. Especially if you happen to have a garden and find yourself with a surplus of vegetables in the late summer and early fall, canning can be a great way to preserve some of your garden’s bounty for later – and if you’re a salsa fan, then there’s nothing better than this sweet onion salsa canning recipe.

Like other canning recipes, you will be making a much larger quantity than you normally would, since you will be making the whole batch for later. In order to discourage the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, which can cause spoilage, this is a cooked salsa recipe. Cooked or fresh, when you are enjoying your own homemade salsa in the dead of winter, you will pat yourself on the back for having made this delicious sweet onion salsa. Continue reading

Vidalia Onion Salsa Recipe

Onions are a staple in just about every kind of salsa, not to mention being an ingredient found in literally thousands of recipes from all around the world. Onion adds a welcome touch of savory pungency to salsa, just as it does to other dishes. However, sometimes you do not want the onions in your salsa to be so assertive that their flavor overpowers the other ingredients.

When you are looking for a more restrained onion flavor, the answer is not always to use less onion in your salsa, but rather a different kind of onion. Instead of the garden variety white or yellow onions found in every market, try using the sweeter, milder Vidalia onion for a change of pace which makes for a great salsa indeed.

This is a very traditional style tomato and Vidalia onion salsa recipe, with the biggest difference between this and similar salsas simply being the substitution of Vidalia onions for other, more pungent varieties. It is a quick and easy salsa to make either in a food processor or (for a better texture), by hand and one that everyone can enjoy, even if onions are not normally a favorite of theirs. 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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