Monday, April 18, 2011

Manic Monday Recipe~ The Yummiest Salsa!

The base of this recipe was created by my brother Michael.  Over the years, I have tweaked it a little to become my go to recipe that I crave!  I used to like just the "juice" of the salsa, but once I began eating this, I don't mind the "chunks!"  What can I say, I am a very picky eater!  Anyway, one important tip, is that you MUST use vine tomatoes.  There is something about them that makes this salsa super good.  I have tried using your standard garden tomatoes and it just isn't the same.  Without further adieu, here's the recipe!  I'll add pics next time I make it!

6 Vine Tomatoes
1 Medium Red Onion
1 Can Black Beans
1 Small Can of Chopped Black Olives
3-4 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
3-4 Tbsp. Lime Juice
4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Clove of Garlic chopped
Fresh Cilantro Chopped
Pepper to Taste
1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt (salt to taste)
1-2 chopped jalapenos (optional)
(This recipe makes the best salsa with fresh ingredients, however it is still delicious if you use dried cilantro, lemon/lime juice from a bottle etc.)

Chop the tomatoes into small pieces (clean out the center and seeds).  Next chop the onion. Add these two together in a large mixing bowl.  
Drain and rinse the black beans, then add to the bowl.
Add the lemon and lime juice along with the olive oil, garlic, cilantro, salt, pepper, jalapenos, and black olives.  
Mix ingredients together and chill for at least an hour.  

I would love to hear how yours turns out!  
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