Sassy Salsa….get ready to add some kick to your next party


Looking for a healthy appetizer to accompany your next BBQ or summertime party? Well, we’ve got you covered. The “Sassy Salsa” recipe from The Life of the Party is just what you’ve been missing! This recipe uses fresh ingredients along with cumin and lime juice to give it some kick. It’s easy to prepare and inexpensive to make.

Simply combine the beans, corn, cilantro, green onions, red onion, lime juice, oil and cumin in a large bowl and mix well. Add the salt and paper. Chill, covered, for up to 24 hours. Stir in the tomatoes, avocado and green chills immediately before serving. I used Rotel canned tomatoes that had chiles in them for some extra kick. You may also add hot sauce to taste if desired, though I thought the lime, cumin and chiles was a perfect blend of flavor alone. Serve with corn chips or crostini. I served mine with blue corn chips, which was delicious. How easy was that?!

The recipe makes about 6 cups but I added in extra corn and avocado to make even more. This recipe is very easy to double for any large gathering and easy to make ahead for those like me, battling a busy schedule.

2 (15 -ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (16 -ounce) can corn, drained

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon cumin

Salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup chopped tomatoes

1 cup chopped avocado

1 (4-ounce) can green chiles (optional)

Hot sauce (optional)

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Combined ingredients. Next step is to let it chill and then add tomatoes, chiles, and avocado

Combined ingredients. Next step is to let it chill and then add tomatoes, chiles, and avocado

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Getting read to add the last ingredients. I let the mixture chill overnight before adding in the avocado, tomatoes, and chiles.

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Finished product! Ready to be served with some chips or crostini.

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