How to Make Fresh, Homemade, Delicious Black Bean Salsa
Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies With This!
My kids are pretty good eaters, but I'm always after ways to get more fresh veggies into them, especially vegetables in a wide array of colors. Even better is when I can use the low-fat protein from beans and legumes.
This recipe checks all the boxes. The flavor is fabulous, bright and fresh and addictive. Black beans, tomatoes, fresh peppers, and cilantro are a glorious combination. You can customize it as you like—add minced jalapeno, or leave out the cilantro or swap it with parsley—it's your food, make it how you like it!
This is great with just chips. Or you can wrap it in tortillas for a quick lunch. Throw it on top of a bed of fresh spinach and top it with a little fresh shredded cheese and cubed chicken and you have a great dinner salad. Throw some brown rice on top of that and you have an amazing South Western power bowl—which is an incredible lunch or dinner any day of the week. Or just stand at the fridge and eat it with a spoon. I don't judge.
However you serve it, this salsa is such a delicious way to get your veggies and flavor fix both that you'll find yourself turning to this recipe on a regular basis. Give it a try and see for yourself how easy it is to make this from scratch yourself!
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 can golden corn, drained
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 2 fresh limes, juiced
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 4 cups or 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss well to combine.
- Chill for at least 1 hour, and preferably 4 hours before serving.
- Serve with tortilla chips, or on a bed of fresh spinach.
Diced Onions—Your Choice
Diced Bell Peppers—Red, Orange or Yellow
Fresh Lime Juice
Red Wine Vinegar
Cilantro or No Cilantro?
Black Beans—Drained and Rinsed
Salt, Pepper and Fresh Garlic
Gorgeous, Fresh, Homemade Salsa
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