July 16, 2011

Corn and Black beans salsa with Baked Corn Chips


Some dishes though simple are capable of making a meal by itself. This dish belongs to one of those categories. I know it sounds more like an appetizer, but with the chips being baked, it may not be all that bad to indulge in a few more. And it is pretty filling as well with the beans and corn. The salsa is pretty chunky and that is how we like it. The texture contrast makes for one amazing party in your mouth.


Corn and Black beans salsa with Baked Corn Chips


For the Salsa:
Frozen cut yellow corn - 1/2 cup thawed completely in a microwave
Black beans - 1 can washed thoroughly under cold water
Tomato - 1 medium chopped
To blend:
Tomato - 1 large
Serrano chilly - 1
Onion - 1
Garlic - 2-3 cloves
Cilantro - A handful

For the corn chips:
Yellow corn tortilla
Salt and Pepper


Preheat oven to 400F.
Stack the tortilla one on top of the other and keep drizzling a tiny bit of oil in between each layer.
Cut it into four or more wedges depending on the size of the tortilla and lay it on a baking tray without touching each other. They should be apart for the chips to crisp up. Bake for about 5-8 min or till the edges start to brown. Immediately remove and sprinkle salt and pepper. Cool before eating.


Quarter the onion and lay it on a pan without oil. When they start to brown or blacken (yes, it is okay for the onions to become black where it touches the pan, it adds a smoky flavor), then add the Serrano chilly and garlic. When they start to brown up, add all of it to a blender with the tomato and cilantro. Blend it smooth.
In a bowl, add the beans, thawed corn, salt and the blended mixture.
You may add more cilantro for garnish.



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  2. Baked corn and black beans look amazingly tasty and great combination. Loved the look of it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. rispy n perfect...that too baked?! sounds interesting

  4. How are you Divya? Its been a long time. How is your kid doing?
    Salsa and chips look great. Love it more since it is baked. I usually do not add garlic in my Salsa and add a pinch of cumin powder.

  5. Sometimes we snack for dinner, I like this recipe.

  6. mouth watering here. Yummy !!

  7. Nice salsa. Comforting and perfect for the rains. Nice to see you back

  8. The salsa is a mix of brilliant colors and very very tempting.... the healthy corn chips are crispy bright...What agreat combination!!

  9. Lovely snack. Looks so tempting.

  10. This good way to attempt for the consideration of the work and it work quality.

  11. Good to see ur back,nice salsa.

  12. Olá......vim conhecer o seu cantinho e dizer que ele é ótimo....Receitas muito especiais e requintadas, você tem muito talento...parabéns!!!
    Se for possível dá uma passadinha no meu simples blog tá...beijos.

  13. Wow!!How beautiful this looks like. Awesome.



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