Tuesday, April 3, 2012
warmer weather + fresh bean salsa.
it seems as if warmer weather is here to stay in Iowa. we've had almost two straight weeks of record temperatures for this time of year -- yahoooo! the grass is green, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and it means one very important thing here at the CRC household....GRILLING SEASON! and our favorite thing to pair with a little summer BBQ is this fresh bean salsa! let me warn you -- this stuff is addicting! it's so, SO good -- you just can't stop. mmmmm!
fresh bean salsa.
1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)
1 can whole corn (drained & rinsed)
1 can pinto beans (drained & rinsed)
1 green pepper
1 red or yellow pepper (or both!)
1/2 red onion
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of vinegar
1/3 cup of sugar
1 garlic clove (optional)
in a large bowl, combine black beans, whole corn, and pinto beans. finely chop the peppers & red onion and add to the bowl. next, add some fresh cilantro leaves (we like lots in ours!). in a medium sauce pan, combine the olive oil, vinegar, and sugar -- if you want, you can and a bit of minced garlic as well. over medium heat, bring to a boil. simmer for 1 minute then let it cool. once it's cool, pour it over your bean+ vegetable mixture and stir. refrigerate.
this dip get's better as it sits in the refrigerator -- but it doesn't usually last that long in our house! :)
do you love to cook out+grill? what are some of your favorite summertime recipes?