Friday, July 16, 2010

We Interupt This Design Blog to Bring You Something Yummy!!!


Black Bean Salsa
served with yellow corn chips

I have a confession to make ... ok, not really, because if you've visited me for awhile you know that I don't like to cook. Usually when I see some picture of food recipe that I like I buy the ingredients and have Mr. DIY make it. Remember, he was a professional chef for many years - I ain't no dummy : )

Anyway, my youngest daughter's boyfriend's family has a big garden and keeps bringing us these beautiful veggies and tomatoes. We probably had two bowl fulls of red and orange tomatoes. The orange ones are really sweet and have been eating them everyday on salads and sandwiches, but I still had a bunch left. I remember I had starred a black bean salsa recipe from Party Box Design last month  and thought it would be great to make with those gorgeous tomatoes. A couple of nights ago I made (all by myself!) a 1/2 recipe just in case it wasn't a hit. There were only 3 of us and there was very little left over, so yesterday I made a whole recipe for dinner.
I don't even like beans and corn and I thought it was good. I omitted the bell peppers and added a few extra tomatoes. 

Here's the recipe:

2 15oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained.
2 TBS chopped pickled jalapenos or fresh jalapenos
4 cloves minced garlic
3 TBS olive oil
1 10oz package frozen corn (I used canned corn) 
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 large tomato seeded & diced
3 TBS chopped cilantro    
  (I don't like cilantro, so I use  a little less parsely)
3 TBS fresh lime juice
1 TBS chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin

Cut and combine all ingredients and serve with tortilla chips. So simple too!

If you make it, let me know how you like it!
Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. This does sound yummy! I'm getting my grocery list together and I will be making some of this for the weekend. Thanks, I love to cook and am always looking for new recipes.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  2. This looks wonderful, Pam. I'll have to give it a try.

  3. This is my second food post I've seen this morning. I have to fast for 12 hours to have blood work done now you guys are making me hungry here! LOL This looks yummy and to have home grown veggies makes it even better. Lucky you your hubby cooks...mine makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and is so proud of it! LOL
    Have a good day!

  4. Salsa looks yummy! I have a garden and way too much squash! My neighbors are running and locking their doors when they see me coming! Loved your closed tour too.
    Have a great day!

  5. Yummy!!! Must give this a try! I love your closet below!!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Pam, that looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. ohhhh I JUST saw your comment!!! OMG isn't it the best dip ever!!

    Thanks for the mention! Have a fab weekend!

  8. Hi! I'm here from JAG and love your blog. This salsa looks great :) I'm always sold on anything with plenty of cilantro. Thanks for posting. I'll be back - I'm now following your blog!


  9. I love salsa Pam!! I have so much catching up to do with you all....we are still on vaca....but I wanted to pop over and say Hi!!~ Your new header looks great too!!

  10. I will have to try this!

    Feel free to stop by my Etsy shop for free earring Fridays!


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