Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Black Bean/corn Salad

I get recipes from the Food Network on my homepage, this one I gave a try. It was tasty! I had to tweak it a little, to use what I had on hand. They called it a Salad, but we found it most enjoyable eaten with tortilla chips.


Ingredients

  • 2 cans black beans, drained, about 30 ounces
  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch ground cumin
Refridgerate for one hour before serving.

  • I changed it up a little by using Apple Cider Vinegar (what I had).
  • I added the juice of the whole lime
  • I didnt have a jalapeno, but I think it would be tasty with a little fire.
  • I added extra cilantro, because again, i like it.
  • I omitted the green onion, and just used a tiny bit of yellow onion instead of the red. (what i had)
  • I only used one tomato (steve's not such a fan)
  • I only used a little bit of pepper, green and red.
  • I used one can of black beans, and one of kidney. This was an accident, i didnt read the label, but it was tasty all the same.
So you can see, you can tweak this to your own liking. :)

3 comments:

Mike and Judy said...

Similar but not the same as ours. How did you like the honey in it? I like the white frozen corn better than the canned. And of course I never put peppers or raw onion in it since I won't eat them!

Katrina said...

didnt even taste the honey. i like it because it has sweetened up the salsa. i like canned corn. the onions were so small and there was so little that it wasnt bad. i like the pineapple over mango. i'm not a mango fan.

elise said...

i do a black bean chili that's similar, though not as fruity:

2 cans black beans, drained
1 can roasted, diced tomatoes
corn,
1/2 onion, minced
1-3 chipotle chilis, minced (i use seeded too,they're not as hot, just add the flavor)

saute onion til really soft, add corn and cook over low-med til both onion and corn are really cramalized--keeps it sweet and cuts the power of the chilis-- add tomato, beans and chipotles, let heat through.

great as a bowl of chili with cheese, or warm/cool as a chip dip.