June 30, 2011

Perfect Side Dish for the 4th of July

I was reminded of this recipe by my next door neighbor today. I have been thinking about what to make for this year's 4th of July. This is definitely going to be part of my menu.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Roast 1 pound of frozen corn at 450F with 2 Tablespoons oil, turning often for 15 minutes.

In very large container mix:
The roasted corn
1 cup chopped cilantro
3-4 plum or roma tomatoes chopped
2 jalapenos chopped and seeded
2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup red onion, chopped

Mix Dressing:
2-3 Tablespoons oil
6 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cumin

Pour Dressing over corn/bean mixture and mix well. Marinate for a few hours. Just prior to serving, chop and add 2 large avocados.

Enjoy!! I would love it if you would share with me in the comments any favorite recipes you will be preparing for the 4th...I need more inspiration!!