People! This recipe is going to knock your socks off! The best part? It only takes minutes to make, and it will feed an army of friends or family! Matt and I first had this Corn and Black Bean Salsa at our friends, The Gibson’s cookout last year, and I’ve been dying to make it! I had no idea how easy it was until our friend Gabb shared the recipe with me this week. I tried it out, and whoop! It’s amazing! It’s packed full of vegetables, and even our kids like it! So…here is how to make this delicious Corn and Black Bean Salsa in minutes…
For this recipe, I used…
2 Cans of Goya Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
2 Cans of Del Monte Gold & White Corn (drained)
1/2 Diced Red Onion
1 Handful of Chopped Cilantro
1/2 of a Diced Jalapeno
Lime Juice from 1/2 a Lime
1 Cup of Ranch Dressing
A Pinch of Cumin
A Pinch of Chili Powder
A Dash of Hot Sauce
Salt and Pepper to Taste
I love being able to use canned foods for most of this recipe. The can is one of the best ways to get food from the farm to your family table! Sealing in the freshness, flavor and nutrition so they can be served any time with confidence! You may think that vegetables lose some of their nutrients when they are canned, but that is not true in the least. According to the University of California, Davis study, many canned fruits and vegetables have equal, or more nutrients than their fresh or frozen counterparts!
And…if you are anything like me and hate throwing away spoiled foods, canned foods are a lifesaver! Not to mention that when I’m in a bind and running behind on dinner, I can always whip something up straight from my pantry! A well stocked cantry (pantry full of cans ;) can be a lifesaver for a busy mom!
Be sure to drain your black beans and rinse them well before adding to the salsa!
Rinse your cilantro really well too…it can be a bit sandy.
Now, add all of the ingredients together in a bowl and chill in your refrigerator for at least 2 hours. You can make this recipe the night before as well! That’s it folks! When I say easy, I mean easy!
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or add to tacos, salads or on top of fish or chicken!
If you have checked out any of my other recipes (which can be found HERE), then you know that I am a true believer in using canned goods when you can. I love fresh vegetables and fruits, but loved my canned veggies and fruits equally! They really allow me to provide my family with healthy meals and snacks with minimal time!
Cans get you cookin, peeps!