Yield: approximately 2 cups
1¼ cups raw* corn kernels (approximately 1 ear of corn)
½ cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained (to prevent liquid from staining the salsa)
3 Tablespoons chopped plum tomato, seeded
3 Tablespoons chopped red onion
½ Tablespoon minced fresh jalapeño pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 ½ Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, pips removed
1 Tablespoon vegetable or sunflower oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
Chopped black olives
Crisp bacon pieces
Chopped poached chicken breast
Chopped hard boiled egg
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
Toss to coat.
Use in a recipe or plate and serve.
The salsa can become a side dish or salad as is or with any of the chosen additions.
* The corn kernels can be raw, grilled, boiled, or canned. The most important factor is that the kernels are crisp, not soggy. Try it raw. It is amazing.