Friday, June 10, 2011

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Last night I hosted girl's night at my house and boy was it a party.  No thanks to any of my prep but a major thanks to the fun girls that came.  I am probably the world's worst party planner as I am more focused on getting my house clean and tidy than on having extravagant decorations (more like no decorations).  I look at pretty party's on the world wide web with drool hanging from one side of my mouth wishing I had the creativity, motivation and time to put one together.  Maybe some day.  For now, I'll stick to my plain dixie paper plates and stained card tables.  I fear I am too laid back for my own good.

One thing I did make was this corn and black bean salsa and let me tell you, it was good.  I'm a fan.  I love the colors in it and the individual flavors all combine to make one fresh party for your tongue.  It is a must share recipe so here I am sharing it with you.  You will thank me when you take that first bite but will then curse me after you have gone through a whole bag of chips and eaten the whole bowl...

Corn and Black Bean Salsa
from one of my all time favorite cookbooks. the other two are equally awesome.


12 oz. can sweet yellow corn, drained
15 oz. can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 c. grape tomatoes, sliced
14.5 oz. can Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
1 bunch cilantro, minced
1 red onion, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large avocado, diced (if you are like me and love avocado, then add 2 or 3. I did and it was awesome)
1/4 c. lime juice
1/4 c. olive oil


Fold all ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator.  Serve with chips and enjoy!


  1. That looks so delicious! I love this type of salsa, especially when it's loaded with avocados. Yum!!

    It sounds like you and I throw the same kinds of parties ;) I don't do the creative thing very well. My focus is always on the food and like you, whether my house is presentable.


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