Superbowl Recipe Numero Uno…..Salsa

This really is one of my favorite things to throw together for a big gathering.  For one thing, this salsa is so packed full of vegetable deliciousness you have no need to feel guilty about eating the whole bowl yourself. Seriously.  The second thing I love is that even the “meatiest” and “manliest” of men like this salsa, not even realizing how good it is for them! (ha!)

But really, other than a whole load of chopping, this is really a throw it all in one bowl and toss it together type of recipe.  It’s great for barbecues, boat parties, football games, tailgates, superbowl parties or just anytime you want to make a homemade salsa that won’t make you feel guilty and is awesomely good.

Garbanzo, Black Bean, and Tri-Pepper Salsa
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly on a bias
  • 1 red pepper, small dice
  • 1 green pepper, small dice
  • 1 yellow or orange pepper, small dice
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup corn kernels, (preferably fresh but frozen will work)
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 2 avocados, small dice
  • ½ cup cilantro, finely minced
  • 1-15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 T. good quality olive oil
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 2 t. smoky paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
    1. Put all ingredients from garlic through lime zest and juice in large bowl and toss to combine.
    2. Add avocado, cilantro, garbanzo beans and black beans and stir gently.
    3. In separate small bowl whisk together the olive oil, cumin and smoky paprika.  Drizzle over large bowl with salsa and stir to coat.
    4. Sprinkle with a heavy pinch of salt and a bit of pepper.  Serve with multigrain tortilla chips.