Happy Monday! Cinco de Mayo is coming up and who doesn’t love a reason to eat Mexican food. My kids love to celebrate anything so in honor of their enthusiasm, I have a perfect black bean salsa recipe for you. When I was in college one of my best friends’ mom made the tastiest black bean salsa. I made sure to get the recipe and years later I am still making it.
I have taken this recipe to many, many functions and it is always a big hit. It is also super easy to make. Just dump everything in one bowl and mix together. Who doesn’t love that? I will tell you that it tastes better after it has been sitting in the fridge for several hours or even up to a day so it is a good “make ahead” recipe. A lot of times I make it the night before so the flavors have time to mix together.
Black Bean Salsa
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
1 cup of salsa (I use picante -medium)
1 bunch of green onions chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 bunch of cilantro chopped (If you don’t like cilantro just leave this out, I usually use less than called for)
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 avocado chopped
1 can shoepeg corn drained (shoepeg corn is usually pretty easy to find but we have used regular sweet corn and it works just fine)
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
Below is a link for a printable of this recipe so be sure to check it out. What is your favorite Cinco de Mayo recipe? Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? If so, what are some of the ways you celebrate? I would love to hear from you!