Appetizers, Salads, Vegan

Sweet Pepper Black Bean Salsa

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Sweet Pepper Black Bean Salsa is great eaten like a dip with tortilla chips or added to quesadillas, tacos and fajitas. The bright flavours of lime & cilantro give this salsa a delicious lift.
 
Sweet Pepper Black Bean Salsa is great eaten like a dip with tortilla chips or added to quesadillas, tacos and fajitas.
 

Some of the best recipes come with names…

This is actually “Astrid’s Black Bean Salsa”, given to me by Jenn, via Kim…
 
One of my favourite cookie recipes when I was growing up was called Mona’s Mother’s Mother’s Best Friend’s Favourites. I always thought it was the perfect title for a recipe since it tells the story of how good recipes travel among women.
 
Sweet Pepper Black Bean Salsa is great eaten like a dip with tortilla chips or added to quesadillas, tacos and fajitas.
 
 
Recipes can sometimes take on a persona of sorts when the name of some generous cook travels with them.  
It all stems from the fact that when women get together we eat well. We share our favourite foods and pass out the recipe to those who ask. In turn, those friends share the recipes with others and in that way good recipes travel across countries, continents, and through time.
 
 

Recipes can sometimes take on a persona of sorts when the name of some generous cook travels with them.  

As I flip through my recipe folders and handwritten cookbooks I see recipes for Beryl’s Squares, Audrey’s Meatloaf, Marie’s Pound Cake, Pat Lloyd’s Pastry and Pat Lloyd’s Other Pastry, Marie Madeleine’s Sauce, Courtney’s Salmon, Phil’s Lentil Soup, Linda’s Cashew Dip, Martha’s Chocolate Cake, Aunt Marcia’s Soft Molasses Cookies, Mary Jo’s Cheese Buns, Phil’s Grandmother’s Waffles… I could fill a page with recipes that are anchored to people I know, or knew, or knew of.
 
Sweet Pepper Black Bean Salsa is great eaten like a dip with tortilla chips or added to quesadillas, tacos and fajitas.
 
This is one such recipe. I have devoured Sweet Pepper Black Bean Salsa at gatherings hosted by my friends Jennifer and Kim, although I have never met the originator, Astrid. 
 
Green Tips:
 

Sweet Pepper Black Bean Salsa

Recipe by Bridget OlandCourse: Appetizers, Salads, Vegan
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Total time

15

minutes

Sweet Pepper Black Bean Salsa is great with tortilla chips or added to tacos. The bright flavours of lime & cilantro give it a delicious lift.

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans, drained (about 1 ½ cups cooked black beans)

  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen corn thawed and lightly cooked

  • 1 red pepper, diced

  • 1 orange pepper, diced

  • ½ red onion, minced

  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeds removed, minced

  • ½ cup diced cherry tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup lime juice

  • 1/3 cup good olive oil

  • ½ tsp. cumin

  • Generous pinch of cayenne (optional)

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Directions

  • In a medium bowl combine the first seven ingredients. 
  • In a small bowl whisk the oil into the lime juice and whisk in the cumin, cayenne and salt. 
  • Toss with the bean mixture then fold in the cilantro. 
 

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