Monday, July 12, 2010

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

As much as I love a yummy home made salsa, I also appreciate the value of a few precious extra minutes when your guests are about to arrive. I'm not sure where my sister, Cathy, got this idea, but she's the one who gave it to me, so she's the one who gets the credit for it. Thanx Sister!
This recipe takes a page out Sandra Lee's Semi Homemade way of cooking, and it's something that Paula Deen would describe as being "stupid simple".
I won't even post it as a "recipe" because there's really nothing to it. Just take your favorite brand of salsa and add a can of corn and a can of black beans. That's all there is to it! Simple, right? Just drain each can and dump it in! Talk about your easy upgrades! You could even skip the canned corn and use leftover fresh corn. Just cut it off the cob and you're all set!
And for a simple variation, Cathy suggests adding diced peaches instead of the corn. She told me "any kind of fruit goes great with black beans in a salsa." Sounds good to me! I think I might try adding some diced mangoes next time. So the next time you'd like something more than just your ordinary salsa from a jar, give it an upgrade! Can you think of any other variations? Be creative! And if you discover any new a fabulous ideas, be sure to let me know!

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