Cowboy Salsa

This is a recipe my mother-in-law made at a picnic. It’s so delicious ¬†and addicting. It’s perfect with tortilla chips or crackers, but all I need is my face and the bowl. YUM!!!

In a colander, drain and rinse:

  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans (I thought I had black beans and didn’t, so I used a can of pinto beans instead, which was also delicious. Despite my husband’s original claim that pinto beans are just a cheap imitation of black beans, he enjoyed it with the pinto beans as well).

Put the beans and corn in a large bowl and add:

  • 6 or 7 chopped roma tomatoes – They key to this part is to get the tomatoes about the same size as the beans and corn.
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 4 or 5 green onions – The easiest way I’ve found to chop green onions is to clip them with kitchen shears, similar to how you clip chives.

Toss this mixture together.

Then in a small bowl, combine:

  • 1 package powdered Italian dressing mix
  • the zest of one lime (this is optional, but I think it makes it even better!)
  • the juice of two limes

Pour this mixture over the salsa and toss. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge so all the flavors can combine.

 

2 Responses to “Cowboy Salsa”

  1. Marianne
    September 7, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Black beans and I do not enjoy each other, so pinto beans are superior, just sayin’.

  2. September 9, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    This salsa recipe is exactly what I was looking for. Sounds delicious. I’ll be making it soon. Thanks for sharing!