This is a guest post from Gina of Kleinworth & Co.
This time of year I sure love to eat a little lighter. I have shared a lot of sweets here since I started contributing almost a year ago. Sweets are always a favorite for me, but as the temps rise I like to enjoy new & refreshing recipes that seem to be more on the snack side of things. So this time I wanted to share with you one of my favorite warm weather snacks, Corn & Black Bean Salsa (aka:street corn). It’s really simple to make & works great for an afternoon relaxing in the yard with friends or adding to a salad, burrito or even mixing into a casserole.
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It comes together by sauteing your corn medley with your spices & a little butter. Then at the end you mix with a little mayo & lime juice to give it sort of crema flavor. Oh wow, it’s so good. We love to enjoy it like a salsa most of the time. Just serve with some tortilla chips & you have a snack that everyone has a hard time walking away from.
Here is what you need:1 (14oz bag) Ultimate Southwest Blend frozen pack (contains corn, black beans, chilies, red peppers & roasted onions) 3 tbsp butter 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp cumin 2 tbsp mayonnaise 2 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp chives Salt/Pepper to taste
Step 1: Combine corn blend, butter & seasonings (except chives) in a large skillet & saute for 7-10 minutes, or until corn starts to crisp & brown on the edges & beans are softened.
Step 2: Add in mayo & lime juice & stir well.
Step 3: Transfer to serving bowl, garnish with chives & serve with tortilla chips.
We decided to add this to a pot of steamed rice for dinner. I have to say, it was a delicious deconstructed casserole. It made enough to allow the kids to have seconds, which they definitely took advantage of. If you love a flavor-packed twist on traditional salsa, this recipe is one you don’t want to miss.
Corn & Black Bean Salsa
- 114 oz bag Ultimate Southwest Blend frozen pack (contains corn, black beans, chilis, red peppers & roasted onions)
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp cumin
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp chives
- palt and pepper to taste
- Combine corn blend, butter & seasonings (except chives) in a large skillet & saute for 7-10 minutes, or until corn starts to crisp & brown on the edges & beans are softened.
- Add in mayo & lime juice & stir well.
- Transfer to serving bowl, garnish with chives & serve with tortilla chips.
Gina, author of Kleinworth & Co, is a busy homeschooling mom to 3 great kids ages 12-18. She likes to find new ways to make life simple & streamlined on a budget. She loves to share easy DIY projects, fun crafts with the kids & a whole lot of recipes, with a few photography tips sprinkled in occasionally too.