Tamera Alexander's Black Bean Salsa


Tamera Alexander is a best-selling author whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose have earned her devoted readers worldwide, as well as multiple industry leading awards. After living in Colorado for seventeen years, Tamera has returned to her Southern roots. She and her husband now make their home in Nashville where they enjoy life with their two adult children who live nearby, and Jack, a precious—and precocious—silky terrier.

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Tamera's Recipe: Black Bean Salsa

This is a fresh black bean salsa that I make at least 2-3 times a month for my family. Open our fridge and it's about guaranteed you'll find it in there. We adore it! And with fresh cilantro, red and green bell peppers, and green onions…what's not to love? Especially during football season. It's a "must have" for those Monday night games.

2 cans black beans (just dump and run!)
1 cup frozen corn
4 green onions (chopped)
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 bunch fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil

In large bowl toss beans, corn, onions, peppers, cilantro, and garlic. Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, chili powder, salt, black pepper and oil. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat well! It's ready to eat! Refrigerate leftovers, or chill before serving. I usually make this at least a couple of hours ahead of time in order to let the flavors blend. But it's delicious straight from the mixing bowl!

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