Quick Summer Salsa

Posted 14 August 2015

Make a trip to the Farmer's Market or the local farm stand and take advantage of how easy healthful eating can be at this time of year. Here are some easy salsa recipes that can be modified to suit your individual taste - so if you like hot and spicy, add jalapeƱos.

Corn and black bean salsa
This is a great way to use left-over corn on the cob. Alternately, consider cutting the corn off the cob to freeze it for use in soups this winter. This salsa works nicely on its own, as a salad topper, or seven with chips. 

4-6 ears of fresh corn, cooked, and cut off the cob
2 cups fresh tomato, diced
1 medium red onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 cups black beans
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, diced
4 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine the first six ingredients. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice. Mix and serve. 

Peach Salsa 
This salsa is tasty with chips or served with crab cakes or chicken. If you have an abundance of peaches, wash, slice, and freeze them for smoothies. 

2 tomatoes, diced
1 bell pepper 
1 small onion, finely diced
4 medium peaches, diced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper or to taste
Combine the first five ingredients. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice. Mix and serve.