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Peppery Black Bean Salsa

 Peppery Black Bean Salsa
I love foods that surprise the senses with a tempting mix of textures and colors—like this one. Use this as a topping for grilling meat or serve it as a relish on the side.—Gary Maly, West Chester, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 4 jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 medium sweet red or orange pepper, diced
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • Place jalapenos on a broiler pan; broil 4 in. from the heat until
  • skins blister, about 2 minutes. With tongs, rotate jalapenos a
  • quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and
  • blackened. Immediately place peppers in a bowl; cover and let stand
  • for 15-20 minutes. Peel off and discard charred skin. Remove stems
  • and seeds. Finely chop peppers.
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add jalapenos.
  • Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with frozen corn) equals 90 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable.

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Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.