Thursday, November 13, 2008

What am I thankful for?

Day 2.

For those of you who know me well, know that I eat tomatoes on everything..
pizza, eggs, grilled cheese, noodles, soups, and if it doesn't have tomatoes on it at the restaurant, I ask for them. It all started when my wonderful grandparents planted a giant garden and we helped pick tomatoes and I would eat them fresh from the garden.
No meal is complete without the moist, scrumptious flavor of a tomato!
This past year when everyone thought tomatoes were making people sick, I stopped going to restaurants because I just couldn't eat meals without them!

Here is one of my favorite recipes for salsa.
ENJOY that beautiful, red delicacy!

Delicious Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salsa
(My Sisters Cafe)

2-3 cups black beans OR 2 (15 oz) cans black beans rinsed and drained
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
1 avocado, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
6 green onions (tops and all) finely chopped
1 jalopeno, seeded and minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Put the lime juice, oil, garlic, salt and cayenne in a small jar. Cover with lid an shake until well combined.

In a medium bowl, combine the beans, corn, avacado, bell pepper, tomatoes, green onions, hot pepper and cilantro. Pour the lime dressing over the salad. Stir well to coat.
Makes 4-5 main course servings or 8-10 side-dish servings.

The salsa can be prepared a few hours ahead, but don't add the avocado until serving time. Refrigerate, and adjust the seasonings before serving.


Lyndsay said...

Hi Becki- can I say that I so enjoyed reading your blog- I LOVE your recipes- I want to try all of them! What a good mom you are to your adorable little family! You have inspired me to try a little harder to do just a little more. Thanks for sharing with me today! :)

Gastric Joy said...

I thought I was the only one to eat tomatoes on my grilled cheese.