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Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Have you ever craved some Latin-Mexican food and want to whip up something quick and easy? Well, if you do then I know exactly how you feel..trust me. We are always craving some type of Latin-Mexican food at our house which is usually every week or so. Our cravings are either pasta for one week and moving on to Latin food another week. Sometimes, we tend to go all out with our Mexican cravings with a side of margarita. For us lately, it’s been making a chicken fiesta bowl (like Chipotle’s but even better) and nachos. I would love to do a blog on these two dishes soon! But, you will have to follow this blog to get notification when the recipe is posted.

I love to add my Creole seasonings and smother down my food a little bit when I make any type of Latin food. It’s just how Creole’s cook! One of the reasons why I like Latin- Mexican food so much is because the food is cooked similar to Creole food. The spices and the variety of sauces are the core ingredients of preparing Latin and Mexican cuisines and the same for Creole cuisine as well. Love it, love it!


I recently created my own version of corn and black bean salsa. Ya’ll, this is more than just an appetizer because it can just as well become a side dish. It can be a topping for tacos and nachos. The corn and black bean salsa is not spicy but the flavors stands out. Trust me, it’s AMAZING!

I usually try to cook with ingredients that I may already have in my pantry and freezer. So, more than likely you have these items too in your pantry, cabinet and freezer which makes this dish so easy peasy. All you need for the main ingredients is frozen corn and a can of black beans. The rest of the ingredients are spices to create the flavor for your corn and black bean salsa. Feel free to substitute the half & half with regular milk. Adding a garnishment of chopped cilantro enhances the flavor of your salsa, but the cilantro is just optional. It is delicious as a dip with tortilla chips, tacos, nachos or as a side dish.

Stay tuned and check back often for more Mexican food recipes. Share in the comments your favorite Latin-Mexican food.

Happy Eating!
-Vanessa Martine, The Creole Flamingo

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Corn and Black Bean Salsa
An easy recipe to go with any type of Latin-Mexican food.
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Recipe Notes
In a cast iron skillet, add butter and let melt on medium-high heat. Add bag of frozen corn. Cook on medium-high for 15 - 20 minutes until corn is sizzling. Turn down heat on skillet to medium. Add half & half; stir well. Add Pic Sweet Seasoning Blend, chopped fresh oregano, Benoit’s Best Salt-Free Seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, dried oregano leaves and Italian seasonings to skillet. Drain black beans and add to corn salsa. Add chopped cherry tomatoes and chopped green onions. Stir well; cook for 20 minutes on medium heat.
Garnish with cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips or as a side Mexican dish.


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