Wednesday, February 26, 2014


If you read my post last Friday, you probably saw a little snippet about how I promised a delicious recipe coming your way on some SALSA! If you know anything about me, its that I love Mexican food. The salt, the chips, the salsa, the queso...ahhh. So I knew when a friend sent me this recipe I HAD to make it.

Please, do yourself a favor and bookmark this right now.

2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 can black eyed peas
2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 avocado, peeled & diced
1/4 cup red onion
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped.

First, you want to start by whisking the "dressing" together. I would advise to use a little less red wine vinegar, but we loved it with the 1/4 cup, still!

If you're a newb at cooking/making anything (like myself), check YouTube to learn how to properly cut open, and cut out an avocado. Much to my surprise, it went fairly well!

Check your favorite cooking book for tips on how to cut an onion (I was pretty impressed with myself on this one).

Then you'll want to dice your tomato, pour in the black eyed peas, corn and then begin chopping up the cilantro...and take in that for just a moment, your kitchen smelled equivalent to your neighborhood Chipotle. Once all those ingredients are chopped and prepped, pour them in your large bowl on top of your dressing.

It should look a little something like this!

Now get in there, and mix 'er up!

You can drain it out some more if you want, but we left it as is. After that, you'll want to refrigerate the salsa for about 20-30 minutes to let it chill. Waste some time on Netflix, burn through a sitcom, and you're ready to enjoy this sweet salsa with a bag of your favorite tortilla chips! Next time we make this, we both agreed on more corn, and a little less vinegar. If you want my opinion on this dish? Make it! Like, yesterday. We shouldn't have, but totally ate it as our dinner one evening. #dontyoudarejudgeus

Although it was pretty simple, making this made me feel really accomplished. I'm loving all of your support on my journey to be more domestic. I have friends sending me recipes all the time, blog followers inviting me to their recipe Facebook groups, and one-on-one lesson offers from close family/friends. I'm cooking usually 3-4 nights a week now, and enjoying every second of it. Thanks for your encouragement, friends! Hopefully I'll get the courage to bust out my crock pot next week...and manage to prep a meal for it BEFORE work.

Is it Spring yet?!


  1. Yep, I will be adding that to my Pinterest board ASAP. It looks amazing. Plus, I could use a little summer in my life.

  2. Next time I go to the grocery I will get all these ingredients! It sounds delicious! :) Can't wait to indulge in mexican food with you!!! :)

  3. That's one thing I loved about Mexico - it wasn't the runny salsa they serve here, it was pico and delish! I'm not even an avocado fan but I actually had some there.

  4. YUM! I love corn salsa, so this sounds wonderful.

  5. Oh my gosh. I'm so excited to try this recipe!

  6. You're lighting is so perfect. My kitchen hates photos and they are all always blue or dark regardless of my white balance... teach me your tricks :)


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