I love the fresh summer veggies right now. Take this salsa recipe for starters. It has EVERYTHING you need for a meal. I’m warning you, when you make it, you will probably think it’s an appetizer, but once you start to eat it, it will turn into a meal because it tastes so good and it is so full of fresh garden flavors. It also provides something from every food group! You probably aren’t able to grow everything for My Urban Market Salsa so you will have to pick up the remaining ingredients at your local market, which is why I don’t call it My Urban Farmscape Salsa. I can’t grow everything, but I can grow most of it, and hopefully you do too.
1 cup cooked, cooled and rinsed black beans
1 cup sweet corn, cooked, cooled, and cut off the cob
1 cup diced tomato
½ cup diced sweet red pepper
¼ cup seeded and diced jalapeno pepper
½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup diced onion
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
Mix above ingredients and place in the refrigerator overnight. Serve the following day with tortilla chips. My favorite are the blue corn tortilla chips. Or for lunch, serve in a homemade flour tortilla. Bon Appetit !