Donnie and I went to a cookout and had the BEST SALSA EVER. We were impatient to wait for the recipe so I decided to give it a go on my own based on some other recipes that looked similar. What resulted out was PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.
BUT – Here’s the thing. Except for the canned black beans (we didn’t have time to cook beans to use) everything is from scratch. Therefore, it’s hard to give exact recipes because sometimes a tomato tastes “better” to me than other times. Or corn is sweeter. Or avocados richer. Keep all of this in mind and be willing to do taste tests at the end to make sure it’s to YOUR liking.
Also? This made SO MUCH SALSA. There’s your warning. You could probably cut it all in half and be fine for a couple of meals.
- 4 cans of black beans, rinsed.
- 6 ears of corn, cooked and cut off cob.
- 3 avocados, chopped.
- 5 tomatoes, chopped.
- 1 red pepper, chopped.
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced.
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup lime juice (We used bottled b/c we don’t have anything to juice with.)
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
Mix it all together.
(Do you like what I did there?)
But seriously! Mix it all together. AND THEN TASTE IT. I ended up dividing the batch up for serving purposes and added about an 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper because the company coming over likes things a bit spicier than I do. Donnie took a small bowl and added jalapenos. Start with this recipe and then make adjustments! Make it your own and then EAT IT ALL UP.
And for the record…have so much leftover hasn’t been a bad thing. We did shredded chicken inside pita pockets last night for dinner and we used the salsa as a topping. SO AMAZINGLY AWESOME. I am now trying to thing of other things I could top with it. Salad maybe? Cereal? COFFE?
Okay. Now it’s just gross.
We also cooked these cheddar biscuits with MUCH success. However, I doubled the recipe and added some minced garlic from the jar to it. Three teaspoons to a double batch. SO GOOD. I cooked this easy chocolate cake which was yummy as was Bakerella’s Key Lime Cake. I didn’t have 8-inch pans, so I shouldn’t have tried to slice the layers. I should have just done two layers. I also had LOADS of leftover icing. AND I made sure to use the lime juice in the icing. OH – and I didn’t juice key limes. I just used bottled lime juice as I don’t have a method to juice.
Over all? A successful series of new recipes! WOO HOO!