Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Black Bean Salsa

I've made the Bueno Fresh Salsa so many times this summer for parties, picnics, and to take into work, I just needed something new.

As you can tell from my archives, I'm a huge fan of black beans. And as someone said in the comments of the Southwest Couscous salad, there isn't a better combination than black beans, cilantro, and lime juice.

Those 3 ingredients make up the backbone of this salsa, and although the ingredients list is somewhat simple, and will take about 15 minutes to make start to finish, it's got a lovely rounded and full flavor.

Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

1 (30 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c diced yellow bell pepper
1/4 c minced red onion
1/2 c minced fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
4 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
4 dried thai chilies, minced
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp dried basil

Combine all ingredients well in large bowl. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so before serving. Serve with tortilla chips, or mix into rice or couscous for a very quick salad.


Special Sauce said...

Yay! Another reason to have black beans in my pantry!

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gray la gran said...

are the dried chiles just for color? are they intended for consumption?

jasmine said...

Beautifully delicious!


B said...

Looks good, very nice pic!

christine said...

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