Saturday, January 8, 2011

4 Christmases & Yummy Salsa!

Happy Saturday peeps!  We woke up to snow flurries this morning, so I was pretty excited about that! We have yet to have a great big snowfall here in KC, & I think I am ready for one!  So bring it on!

Tonight we have our 4th {& final} Christmas get together with Jared's cousins {sure makes the snow flurries quite fitting}, so I have already been busy in the kitchen putting together my dish for the party!  While I was at it, I thought I would go ahead & post the recipe on here because it is way too yummy to keep to myself!

I got the recipe from my Aunt Elaine & it has been a huge hit every time I bring it along!

Black Bean Salsa

2 15.5 cans black beans {I use Allens}-- drain & rinse well
1 small bag frozen sweet corn
1 cup green onions thinly sliced
1/2 cup cilantro chopped--take leaves off & use kitchen shears to chop
4-6 large tomatoes diced
3-4 serrano or banana peppers seeded & diced
1 green bell pepper seeded & chopped

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Add the following ingredients to olive oil & lime juice mixture.
Pour over other ingredients & mix.

3 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder {or 2 garlic cloves}

Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours
Serve with tortilla chips

**Here are some little personal tips of mine when making this dip

--I usually throw the peppers & onions {one ingredient at a time} in the food processor for a quick spin.  
  My hubby likes the flavor of the onions & peppers, but not the texture & chunkiness so this is a quick  
  fix for that!

--You can tweak the spiciness to your liking by adding a hotter pepper, but I will caution you that
   if you use Serrano peppers, wear gloves when handling them!  They are HOT & can burn your skin!    
   Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way!  Long story short, it burned the fire out of my hand, & the
   burning persisted for over 24 hours! I could not sleep, & the only relief I got was when I would run my
   hand under water.  I ended up having to go to the doctor to get a steroid cream to take the burn out!
   True story.  Feel free to laugh at with me!

Anyhoo!  Go make this dip!  You will love it & can thank me later ;)


1 comment:

  1. Hey! I saw this post yesterday and made the salsa today for a get together! I was actually trying to find something new to was perfect timing! It was oh so good!!!! It is all gone!! I am sure it won't be long before my husband asks me to make more. :) Thanks for sharing!