Over the weekend the cop and I were invited to dinner at a friend of the family’s home. It was really wonderful to enjoy the nice weather on their large porch, play with their gorgeous new black puppy Cole and sit back and enjoy good conversation and good friends. I’m not from the south, but I have certainly picked up the southern habit of never showing up empty handed to a gathering. I know how much it takes to host a dinner for family and friends, so I always think it’s good practice to bring a little something to contribute to the festivities. In this case we figured that a little fresh salsa and tortilla chips would be welcomed as we were having drinks on the patio. The cop has a signature salsa recipe that he makes for parties. I think it was passed down to him from the mom of a friend back in Boston. For a bachelor it’s a great go-to item. He even made it for my parents when they were visiting the area and impressed everyone.
I wanted to share this easy home recipe for fresh salsa. Best enjoyed day of and chilled, perhaps even with a margarita on the side.
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 yellow pepper, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can shoe peg yellow corn, rinsed
3 limes, juiced
1 cup chopped cilantro (about 1/2 the bunch)
2 tsp cumin
Finely chop red pepper, yellow pepper, 1/2 red onion and add to bowl. Rinse black beans and corn then drain and add to pepper mixture. Chop cilantro and add to mixture. Juice 3 limes over the mixture and then add 2 tsp cumin and toss. Chill before serving with your favorite tortilla chips.