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Hey Now! Salsa

So .. there’s this salsa I make and it is so delicious, so stinkin’ good that my mouth waters just writing about it.

It’s that good. I promise.

photo from health-fitness.au

Perfect for end of summer tomato abundance. But .. do-able in winter, too. Bonus!

It’s time for my Hey Now!  Salsa

Why the name?  Because it’s got just the right combo of sass and frass and tangy good-ness that’ll make your mouth pucker up and sing: HEY NOW!

Wanna make some?  Here’s what I do… First, I strongly suggest you put on some Barry White, Al Green or whomever gets your groove on. Shake your tail feathers and just have fun with it.

MJ’s Hey Now! Salsa (the Salsa .. with a ‘tude)

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 can corn, rinsed & drained
  • 2 cups of  pico de gallo from your local grocery store deli OR make your own by chopping up ~ 8 Roma tomatoes, 1 red onion and adding the juice of 1 lime +  salt & pepper.
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and cubed. *
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped (I like to use orange or yellow for the color contrast)
  • ½ of 1 red onion, chopped ( if you made your own Pico you can skip this step)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (I use a lot ’cause I like the stuff … your call)
  • Seasoning – a few shakes of garlic & onion powders, a bit of Mrs. Dash regular and some salt & pepper – how much?  A few shakes of each.
  • Juice from 3 to 4 fresh limes (depends on how lime-y you like it) and
  • 3/4 of a bottle of Italian Dressing

Toss all ingredients, liberally pour in the Italian dressing & squeeze in the lime juice, stirring well.    Try to keep all ingredients covered in the “juice” as this is what keeps this fresh.

*If you desire a sweeter salsa, substitute chopped mango for the avocado. Mucho delicious!

**You can add hot peppers (seeded jalapeno or serrano peppers) if you wish but I don’t – this is crunchy and tangy and everyone can enjoy it.

Serve with tortilla chips. Be sure you sample some now and shake, shake, shake .. shake your booty….   Sorry, got carried away by KC & the Sunshine Band. hee hee.

This salsa is OUT-STANDING over a fresh green salad with grilled chicken … mmmm.  My personal favorite!

I think my Hey Now! Salsa could last about 4 days in the fridge but, honestly,  I’ve never had it last more than … 2.

Go ahead … make some.  Show it off this weekend or find a closet and hoard it to yourself.  Either way … I hope you enjoy it as much as we I do.

Cheers!

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24 thoughts on “Hey Now! Salsa

  1. Yum, yum. I’ve been looking for a good salsa recipe like this! And what do you know, I have a ton of tomatoes and avocado in this little house…I can make it tonight and won’t have to go to town to go shopping! Thanks for sharing.

    • Yay! Have fun with it, Jessie. You could make it *hot* by adding hot peppers but I never do … this is delicious and easy for everyone to enjoy – tummy problems aside :). Hope you love it! Cheers, MJ

  2. Yum, I think I just might have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love pico and I know my husband and I will love this. Great appetizer to a Friday night dinner. Looking forward to eating this starting around 5:00 PM. Thank you. btw I heard “fabulosity” on tv last night.

    • It’s definitely yummy. If you do end up making this please let me know what you thought of it. I found a similar recipe years back and this is my “tweaked” version of it. Enjoy your night 🙂 ((and “fabulousity” seems to be everywhere now, they’re stealing my words!!)) HA!
      MJ

    • Made it, took a picture and ready for 5:00 PM Friday nite. Ck. your e-mail. Thank you! 🙂

  4. Salsa is a favorite and yours sounds delish! I love the idea of putting avocado in the salsa – I usually just make a separate bowl of guacamole. This goes on my list of ‘must try’!

  5. Mmmmm. Just saved to my recipe tag in Evernote! Can’t wait to try it.

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  7. Looks seriously good. I love fresh salsa in the summer, such a great use for fresh tomatoes.

  8. Got my HEY NOW Salsa recipe just in time for the big game this weekend! Thanks Doll! xo

  9. I make something similar! Never thought about using the Italian dressing, though…will have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing (and pointing me to the recipe to begin with)…. Ever think of dancing the salsa while you’re eating salsa?

    • You’re very welcome — the dressing works both as a preservative (vinegar) and gives it a bit of extra tang. I am sure I have done some sort of salsa-type-dancing when making it, oh yes, but it’s usually got a disco beat or a country twang 🙂

      MJ

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