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Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa

This weekend was a tad on the carby side for me.  Not because of rich desserts or decadent cocktails.  No, it was due entirely to this:

Sweet Corn

Yes, it is the extremely tasty evil Georgia sweet corn, and is entirely the fault of the guy at the farmer’s market who forced six ears on us Saturday morning, shortly before the guy at the meat market twisted our arms and made us buy 3 racks of baby back ribs.  All of which we were then compelled to grill, then consume, later that evening, entirely against our will.  And we won’t even go into the watermelon.  *sobs*

It was a heartbreaking experience.

So we smoked a turkey breast and beef brisket on Sunday.  And I felt the need to do something with the three ears of roasted corn we had leftover from our excess Saturday evening.  Once I realized I had a bag of dried black beans in the pantry, this dish was on the menu.  (You can, of course, make it with canned black beans.)

We ate it as a side with our brisket and turkey, but it would be marvelous served with good quality tortilla chips.

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa

makes…a lot

4 cups (or two cans) black beans, drained and rinsed

3 ears roasted corn, kernels cut away (about 2 cups)

1 large tomato, chopped

1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

1 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, torn

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cover (and refrigerate if desired) for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to develop.  Bring to room temperature and stir before serving.

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