I have an obsession with this black bean salsa. It’s been a family favorite since my sister introduced us to it a few years ago. She learned the recipe from her mid-western in-laws and we now make it for every possible occasion. The fresher the ingredients, the better, so make this for all of your summer picnics and barbecues. Everyone will ask you for the recipe! It’s simple and has none of the major allergens in it – and if corn is an allergy in your family, you can easily skip it!
I highly recommend using an onion chopper for the onion and peppers. If you have to chop by hand, you will have a hard time keeping the pieces consistent and will probably curse me for making you do so much cutting! The one I have is the Progressive International Onion Chopper and you can get it on Amazon. I use it every time I make this salsa… It was totally worth the $15. There are other more fancy versions out there but this one does everything I need it to. It looks like this:
You put a chunk of onion or pepper in the middle and press it closed. Voila! Perfectly chopped veggies! So, go order this now so you have it in time for your Memorial Day BBQs! My kids love to help with this too. Here is my daughter (in her favorite princess dress, of course) chopping, stirring, and taste-testing the salsa as we made it together:
Black Bean Salsa
- 4 Bell Peppers: 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 orange
- 2 cans of Black Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 red Onion
- 1 clove of Garlic, minced
- 1 can of Corn, drained
- Cilantro, a handful, chopped to about 1 – 2 tablespoons
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 fresh Lime, squeezed, or a tablespoon of lime juice
- Tortilla chips, for serving
- Dice the peppers and onion.
- Mix in a large bowl with the beans, garlic, corn, and cilantro.
- Add the olive oil, vinegar, and lime juice.
- Let rest in the fridge for at least an hour, or just eat it all up because you can’t wait!
Try making a quesadilla with the leftovers! Or even serve over an omelette if eggs aren’t an allergen for you.
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