Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Salsa

Fresh Summer Salsa Recipe
(Photo Credit: Taste of Home)

Ooooohhhhh boy, this stuff is good. This is summer in a bowl right here. :) My hubby and I made this together the other night. (tip: don't start it at 10pm. but if you do, it's still yummy:) It takes a little while to make because there's a lot of veggies and fruits to cut, but it is worth it! Especially if you're just making it for your family, because then it won't be gone in 2 seconds. :) This recipe is from Simple & Delicious. It's one of those recipes that I discarded at first because there were several ingredients I didn't have on hand. But the picture kept bringin' me back, and I'm glad it did! If you're like me, sometimes you leave ingredients out of a recipe because you don't have them, don't want to try them, etc. etc. etc. Hint: DON'T leave the mango out of this one!! It is amazing! And another hint: don't use canned corn. I used frozen and forgot to thaw it out beforehand. No worries - by the time we got everything else cut up, it was thawed enough for us. :) Improvise. And one last hint: Please make sure you get all the jalapeno oils off your fingers (or just use gloves) before you take your contacts out. Ask me how I know.

So, without any more hints, here she is:


  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped (and for ideas on how to cut that fruit, check out this link!)
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (we added a whole lot more than this. and recommend it:)
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Chill until serving. Serve with tortilla chips.

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