Monday, September 26, 2011

Pantry Salsa (black bean and corn)

This is a very easy, very yummy and seriously crowd-pleasing salsa that you can whip up in minutes if you keep the items in your pantry! In fact, I got the recipe from one of the ladies we went to church with when we lived in El Paso, TX; she was Mexican and said that this salsa was perfectly acceptable to her family! Good enough for me! Actually, what's good enough for me is that my hubby BEGS me to make this.

Pantry Salsa: in a food processor, pulse together 6-8 (or more if you're a heat fan) pickled jalapeno rings, 4 cloves of fresh garlic, a handful of fresh cilantro and a can of diced green chilis. Once this mixture is smooth, add a can of whole kernel corn (drained), a can of black beans (drained), three cans of Ro-Tel tomatoes (the ones with green chilis), and one can of Hunts Fire-Roasted diced tomatoes. That's it. Depending on the size of your food processor, you might not be able to fit everything in it--just empty the processor into a bowl and keep whizzing. Combine in the big bowl and stir well.

I made a batch last night before we had taco salad; this is what we had left. I am storing the salsa in my favorite "leftover" containers--Classico spaghetti sauce jars!