Aunt Sue’s Salsa

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“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” –Benjamin Franklin

This is one of our favorite summer salsas.  It’s so good!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Bunch of Cilantro
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • Good Seasons dry mix
  • Cut up the following:
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Chop: One bunch of cilantro

Add:

  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • Bunch of cilantro, chopped up fine

Mix Good Seasons dry mix according to package directions.  Pour over ingredients.  Gently toss and coat.  Serve with chips.

Mexican Bean Salad

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?  –A. A. Milne

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn kernels
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine beans, bell peppers, frozen corn, and red onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, lemon juice, sugar, salt, garlic, cilantro, cumin, and black pepper. Season to taste with hot sauce and chili powder.
  3. Pour olive oil dressing over vegetables; mix well. Chill thoroughly, and serve cold.

Southwestern Black Bean Salad

“One word from you shall silence me forever.” –Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

 

Sara made this recipe for us and it was fantastic.

 

appetizer

Ingredients:

  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 9 oz frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • salt and fresh pepper

Directions:
Combine beans, corn, tomato, onion, scallion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mix with lime juice and olive oil. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes. Add avocado before serving.