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Black Bean Spectacular

14 Oct

I came home from dropping my wife and my brother off at work today and I was starving. We were out of sandwich stuff, out of eggs and I wasn’t in the mood for cereal. So, I did one of my typical scavenger missions around my kitchen. I uncovered…

1 can of black beans…

some balsamic vinegar…

1/2 bag of frozen corn…

and some chips.

What in the world was I going to do with this?

For a tasty snack I whipped my version of black bean salsa, which I am now renaming “black bean spectacular.”

1.  Set the corn in a pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes, remove from heat, drain and allow it to cool a bit while mixing the other ingredients.

2. Open and drain the can of black beans. Dump into a bowl or plastic container.

3. Add slightly warm corn to the top of the black beans.

4. Add 3 to 4 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.

5. Add several shakes of dried parsley, red pepper flakes and garlic salt

6. Mix well and taste. Add more  balsamic if necessary.

Its good all on its own, but definitely a treat when scooped up with some tortilla chips. Yum!

all photos: PhotoXpress