Monday, August 30, 2010

Corn & Bean Salsa

Every summer the tomato blight is worse and I swear I will never plant tomatoes again.  This time I mean it.  (especially since I won't actually be here next summer).  All I got this summer was enough for some sauce for lasagna, this salsa and one pint of sauce.

I did finally get some jalapenos from the Farmers Market that were actually hot.  I am so tired of people in Iowa telling me peppers are hot and they taste like a red bell pepper.  Really people?   Anyway this is really good. Had to go across the street and buy some chips from Caseys because I was out.

 6 -8  Roma Tomatoes, peeled and chopped (drop them in boiling water until the skins crack and they peel real easily
1/2  Yellow onion, chopped
1/2 Red onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped (leave the seeds if you want it hot)
1 can corn (although I thought it was a bit much and would put a little less than the whole can if I were to make it again)
1/4 cup cooked black beans
1/4 cup bsalmic vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 Tb  Brown sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

Saute the onions, peppers and garlic until transparent, add vinegar, tomatoes, sugar, salt & pepper, cook until tomatoes are soft.  Add the corn, beans, lime juice and cilantro, stir and cook on low another 10 minutes or so.  This is actually pretty good to eat warm.  It's almost like a meal.


  1. wow - sounds delicious! I can't eat "hot and spicey" any longer so I'd have to go for the bell-pepper version of jalepeno...