Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter Salsa

This salsa is Sean's favorite. In the winter it's made with canned tomatoes and other things that are easily found in the pantry. I buy a bulk size can of diced tomatoes and make a large batch to store in the fridge. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.

It's also great as a topping for salads, tacos, or in quesadillas with cheese.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves: 20+
Cost: $4.25

Mix together the following:

1 enormous can of diced tomatoes drained($2.25)
1 large onion diced ($.50)
1 bunch of cilantro chopped ($.50)
1 can black beans rinsed and drained ($.50)
1 can sweet corn drained ($.50) or 1 cup frozen corn
salt to taste
Add hot sauce to taste to spice it up.


Sniz said...

Hey girl,
Did you make up this recipe? I made one up similar to this and my family LOVES it. I made it with fresh tomatoes this summer and we couldn't really tell the difference. Have you tried that and does it taste different to you? How's your surgery go? I thought of you last night when I brought Izzi to that Children's Choir thing that was in the Beam. I kept expecting to see you there, then I kept remembering about your surgery!

Monica said...

I did come up with this recipe last summer when we grew our own tomatoes and I didn't know what to do with them.
When Sean asked for it again and I decided that tomatoes cost to much, I decided to use canned.
I can tell the difference (prefer fresh)but this canned version is pretty good.