Friday, July 1, 2011

Susie's Salsa

Need a dish to pass for a 4th of July picnic?  Give this one a try, it is super delicious and VERY easy to make!  It is called New Orleans Salsa, but better known in my house as Susie's Salsa.  Susie is a dear friend of the family who introduced us to this scrumptious and HEALTHY dish, therefore we have renamed it "Susie's Salsa".
Prepare dressing first:
1/2 cup sugar (You can substitute sugar with Splenda if you would like.)
3/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil

In a small saucepan:
Combine sugar, vinegar and oil
Bring to a boil while stirring.
Let cool.
Chop (small dice) ingredients
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 orange pepper
1 large red onion
I use the small grid on this fantastic $10 kitchen tool, The Vidalia Chop Wizard.  It is so easy, quick and FUN to use.  I highly recommend buying one of these.  If you don't have one, you can just chop all of the ingredients with a knife.

Drain and rinse:
1 can white corn
2 cans of black beans
1 can of black-eyed peas

Combine all ingredients (including oil and vinegar combo) in a large bowl and stir together. This recipe makes a TON!

Serve with Tostitos Scoops or just eat like a salad, delicious either way.
Tastes even better after it sits for a while.  I recommend making it a few hours before you plan on serving it.  Even better, make it the day before and let it sit over night.


1 comment:

  1. I am with FAMOUS Susie right now. We had some of the salsa for our lunch today, too.


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