Ingredients for my feta, corn and black bean salsa! Super easy!
Every year for my annual cookie exchange extravaganza, I serve up margaritas and a little Mexican food for my guests. A few years ago though, I wanted to add a little something extra for everyone to nibble on. I went through recipes I had collected over the years and found a recipe card I had picked up somewhere for a feta, corn and black bean salsa. Of course, the “salsa” part got my attention with the Mexican food theme I had going on but what really got me was “feta!” I LOVE me some feta cheese!!!
The first time I served it, I don’t think I had much left over to enjoy for myself later! I took that as a good sign. So the next year I doubled the recipe and was still lucky to have some left over! It has become a crowd favorite, for sure…just like my mother’s homemade salsa always is each year. She brought two large jars of that salsa over last night and it was ALL gone by the time we finished exchanging cookies last night! (Click here to read about her salsa and get the recipe!)
The best part of this feta, corn and black bean salsa recipe is how easy it is to put together. You just mix it all together, chill for 4 hours, and you’ve ready to serve!
2 cans low sodium black beans (rinse and drain)
2 cans of sweet corn (rinse and drain)
1 cup (8 oz) of Feta Cheese
1/4 cup of green onions, chopped (or you can use purple onion)
1/2 cup of sugar (or you can use a substitute like Truvia which equals about 1/3 cup)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Rinse the black beans
Rinse the corn too
Mix corn and black beans together
Add the feta cheese – I always add a little more than the recipe calls for because I love feta cheese so much!
Apple cider vinegar, sugar and ollive oil all measured out.
A little bi of garlic powder
Chop up some green onions for added flavor
Begin adding the rest of the ingredients – the chopped onions
Pour in the olive oil
Pour in and mix the apple cider vinager
Lastly, mix in the sugar and toss well
Voila! Feta, corn and black bean salsa!
Each time I finish making this salsa, I fill up a small bowl and just savor the flavors. After it has refrigerated for a few hours though, the flavors really get absorbed into the corn, black beans and feta. It goes great with those scoop corn chips! This is the perfect easy recipe to take and share with friends! I promise your crowd will like it as much as my crowd! Buen provecho!
HICA tamales with a side of Salsa Senorita spicy cole slaw!
So you say you want to enjoy a complete meal of tamales and something else…but what? What do you add to tamales to make it even more delicious? Why not cole slaw!
Lori works on the slaw ingredients while Jessica Chriesman does some filming.
I filmed a video with Lori Sours – better known as Salsa Senorita – a few weeks back to promote the HICA tamale sale. She has some great recipes made with her wonderful salsa and I was surprised to find she added her salsa to cole slaw. She gave me a little demo in this video (posted below) and I tell you…it was delicious!!! My husband and I are not a big fans of mayo but you really can’t tell there is even mayo in it with all the other added ingredients. I have never heard of adding honey either. I mean really? HONEY? But it’s the unexpected that really makes the difference in recipes, isn’t it?
I loved filming with Lori…she is such a natural on the camera and we had a great time talking about New Mexico and her salsa and how she got started in the salsa business. We filmed 4 segments in one day under the eye of Jessica Chriesman – a recent UAB Film graduate. She did a fabulous job showcasing Lori’s salsa recipes and also highlighting the HICA tamale sale.
Lori Sour’s spicy cole slaw before it all got mixed together…
HICA – the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama – sells tamales each year as their signature fundraising event. The organization has sold over 70,000 tamales since 2003 and in the process have introduced a wonderful part of Mexican culture to the Birmingham community. We hope to sell 18,000 this year and we have two more days to do that! I hope that if you are in the Birmingham, Alabama area that you will consider buying a dozen, or two (or three!) and support the great work that HICA does in our Hispanic community!
Me and Lori after the filming was finished.
Meanwhile…check out the video and jot down the spicy cole slaw recipe from Salsa Senorita!