The combination of corn, black beans and smoky poblano chiles creates an exceptional salsa that compliments any dish with which it is served. Outstanding flavor and texture to please the palate.
- 4 poblano peppers
- 8 ears corn
- 2 can drained rinsed black beans (15 ounces each)
- 1 Cup minced red onion
- 1 Cup minced cilantro leaves
- 1/2 Cup oil
- 1/2 Cup lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 cloves garlic; crushed
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 Cup crumbled queso fresco
- Place peppers on wire rack set over gas flame and roast, turning to blacken, until peppers are charred on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Or, place under broiler and broil until blistered on all sides. Place in paper bag and let stand 10 minutes until peppers collapse and skin is easy to remove. Peel, seed and chop. Set aside.
- Remove husks and silk from corn. Blanch corn in boiling water 2 minutes. Remove to bowl of ice water to shock. Pat ears dry with paper towels. Cut kernels from cobs and place in mixing bowl. You should have about 8 Cups.
- Add beans, peppers, onion and cilantro to corn and toss. Combine oil, lime juice, cumin, garlic and salt and pour over corn mixture, tossing to coat. Cover in serving bowl and chill several hours or up to 2 days for flavors to blend.
- When ready to serve, sprinkle with queso fresco.
Each of 14 servings: 203 calories; 561 mg sodium; 5 mg cholesterol; 10 grams fat; 24 grams carbohydrates; 8 grams protein; 1.80 grams fiber.
NOTES : Recipe by Donna Deane, Times Test Kitchen Director