Summer Salsas

 As August is coming to a close, I had to share with you two of my favorite summer salsa recipes. I guess I just can’t let go of the idea of an endless summer. 🙂 Pair these tasty salsa with corn chips, burritos, or burgers. They’re a yummy way to incorporate fruits and veggies into your meal. Enjoy!

 Black Bean and Nectarine Salsa
Source: Today’s Diet & Nutrition July/August 2008

1- 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 nectarine, chopped, about 1 cup
1 tomato, seeded and finely chopped, about 1 cup
1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (wear gloves!)
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 tsp grated orange zest
1 T fresh lime juice
Salt & black pepper to taste

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and toss with a fork. Season with salt & pepper.

Mango Salsa
Source: Vegetarian Times June 2008

2 mangoes, peeled, pitted, and diced, about 2 cups (How to cut a mango)
1 large yellow bell pepper, finely chopped, 1 cup (I also do red b/c it’s pretty)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2T lime juice
1 red jalapeno chile, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

Toss all ingredients in a small bowl. Season with slat and additional paprika if desired.

What’s your favorite summer recipe?