Monday, March 23, 2009

Black Bean Salsa

I made black beans in the slow-cooker today--first time I'd used it to cook dried beans--and they turned out great! We had black beans and rice tonight, and I as was thinking about ways to use up the leftovers this recipe came to mind. I find this black bean salsa totally addictive and can make a meal of it and corn chips. I also love it with a plain cheese quesadilla. I usually make it with all black beans, but have also used half kidney beans or half black-eyed peas.

Black Bean Salsa
1/4 c white wine vinegar (I've used other vinegars when I didn't have the white wine variety on hand--the taste is a little stronger, but I still though it was good)
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 t sugar
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 t minced garlic (I'm a garlic-a-holic, so I usually use more!)
2 15 oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 small red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 oz can diced green chiles with liquid (or jalapenos if you like a little heat)
1/4 c chopped cilantro (I've also used parsley when I didn't have cilantro on hand)

Whisk together first six ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to blend.

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Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I made something like this over the weekend and everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe, so I don't have to "wing it" next time!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Sounds great and I love anything that I can put cilantro on! Thanks for linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Shannon said...

Hi! I just popped in from UBP 2009! This recipe looks yummy! I really need to learn how to shop better, so I hope I can learn a few tricks from you. :-) My blog is if you'd like to pay a visit. Cya!

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about making this! I also saw someone serve it with halibut over the holidays.

JessieLeigh said...

This looks, and sounds, delicious! Let me just confess that I would be eating a whole lot more than four chips with it though. ;) Thanks so much for sharing!

Brenda said...

Looks yummy and healthy

Kristen said...

Great idea for using leftover black beans - thanks for sharing!

Shynea @ Mornings With Mom said...

I have a recipe for homemade salsa, but not homemade black bean salsa. This sounds really good. Thank you for the recipe.

Kat said...

Found your from UBP 2009. I love black beans and frequently make them in a crockpot. Have you tried making a tortilla soup and including the black beans? It's very tasty!

Heather Carson said...

Also found you from UBP 09... Wow! Inspiring! I'm adding your blog to my reader. I have a family of eight to feed and If I could do that for $80 or under--- that'd be amazing!

The American Homemaker said...

Sounds yum! I use my crockpot to make beans too :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Being frugal is great! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

from my motorhome to yours said...

the salsa looks yummy