Black Bean Salsa

I wanted to make a good dip to eat while watching The Big Football Game this weekend. I first thought of the always delicious fresh salsa, or guacamole, but then I settled on black bean salsa, which is more hearty and seems to be a better match for the Buffalo Chicken Wings that I was also making. I've made several different variations on this salsa, including cooking it, but this simple recipe proved to be a winner. As with most salsas the most important thing is to use good fresh ingredients for a clean fresh flavor.

Black Bean Salsa
Serves 2-4

2 cups cooked black beans, or one-15 oz can cooked black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 Jalapeño pepper- seeds removed and chopped small
1 medium tomato- chopped small
1/4 cup fresh cilantro- chopped fine
juice of one lime
Salt and pepper to taste


Mix the beans, onion, pepper, tomato and cilantro together in a bowl
Cut the lime on half through the center and squeeze each half in to the mixture
(tip: squeeze over a fork or through a small sieve to keep and seeds from dropping into the salsa.)
salt and pepper to taste
(optional) if jalapeño peppers are too spicy for you use 1/ 2 of a bell pepper (de-seeded) instead
Serve with corn tortillas, enjoy


Elana's Pantry said...

This black bean salsa looks amazing and so hearty --I cant' wait to make it. Who were you rooting for? Giants or Pats?


Jeff S said...

..sorry to say I was rooting for the Pats. As a native Buffalo Bills fan I can't bring myself to pull for the Giants since they beat us in the big game of 91' Hope you enjoy the salsa!