I was on the phone with my mom while shopping for Super Bowl snacks at Trader Joe’s, and she mentioned this salsa recipe she had made up.
It’s no mystery where I get my recipe experimenting skills from.
She had me looking for fire-roasted diced tomatoes with chiles and frozen sweet white corn. She said I could use Ro*Tel, but she liked the Trader Joe’s brand.
I was surprised at how it came together since it’s so simple. And after my husband and I ate the whole batch as the Seahawks won the Super Bowl I thought, what an awesome dairy free recipe for a blog post. I then asked her for her permission to publish it, which she granted, as long as I named it after her.
I was talking to my mom, Donna, on the phone instead of shopping with her because she lives in Pittsburgh, PA, which is about a billion miles away from California.
Since my family is so far away, I miss my mom a lot. Thank goodness for cell phones, unlimited minutes, and Google Hangouts.
I’m missing my mom even more today, because she just came to visit me in California. I don’t know what she wanted more, to see her daughter, to escape Pittsburgh’s endless snowfalls, or to have a vacation.
Though California needs the rain desperately, I was glad to have some warm, beautiful days for her visit. She needs a reason to come back, right?
She escaped the cold, snowy east coast for a week and got to experience blossoms, birds, and citrus trees, walks without a jacket, and sunning on the patio…in the middle of February.
We went shopping, ate vegan ice cream, and went wine tasting. We had a great time and she spoiled my puppy. The only thing I regret is not getting a good picture together during the whole trip. We had every intention of setting up the tripod and getting pictures at the ocean, but when we got to the coast the weather was overcast, windy, and freezing. Bummer.
The week went too fast and now it is too quiet in my apartment. So I am thinking of her as I type up her recipe.
It’s super simple and easy by the way. There’s no chopping required (yay!) and it’s fast to throw together. It’s also free of gluten and dairy.
Don’t leave anything out. You’ll be glad you made a trip to the store for fresh limes and cilantro. Yummy!
- 1 can organic fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 1 cup sweet white corn, defrosted if frozen and drained of any liquid
- 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 4 sprigs fresh cilantro leaves, torn or chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Combine tomatoes, sweet white corn, and black beans together in a medium size bowl with a lid.
- Add juice of half a lime, sea salt, and chopped or torn cilantro leaves. Mix together, then cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with salted tortilla chips.
- Try with chopped avocado!