Make Your Own Salsa This Summer

Salsa is always a fan favorite at summer barbecues and get togethers -- it is filled with nutrients from all types of vegetables and fruits.  It is a healthy snack or side dish that is simple and easy to make on your own. Rather than opening a can of salsa, make your own this summer for the next friend or family barbecue -- try the recipe below!


Aunt Audrey’s Corn Salad

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix these items together in a sauce pan, bring to a boil, and set aside to cool.

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 medium/large tomato
  • Small bunch of cilantro

Chop the above items, then add:

  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained

Pour sauce over the vegetables and mix well.  Great served with salsa chips or as a salad.  Stores well in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.