Saturday, July 5, 2014

Black Maize Salsa

I have been a fan of Black Maize Salsa for a couple of years.  I first discovered it at the TD Saturday Market in downtown Greenville.  I buy it every time I am in South Carolina visiting my parents, and they bring me a jar or two when they visit Orlando.  It is my mom's and my favorite salsa.  

I first stopped at the Black Maize Salsa booth because I noticed the words "Gluten Free" on their sign.

The original Black Maize Salsa is available in mild, medium, hot and XX, and they also sell jars with mango or pineapple.

You can view their list of retailers here, but they are all in South Carolina.

Today was the first time I ever tried the mango and the pineapple Black Maize salsas.  

The pineapple was really good, but the mango is my new favorite.  

Since I don't have regular access to Black Maize Salsa, I created a copycat recipe that I named Black & Gold Salsa in honor of my favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Black and Gold Salsa


2 cans of black beans - rinsed
3 ears of corn - cooked and cut off the cob
2/3 container of grape tomatoes - diced
1 large orange or red bell pepper - diced
1/2 sweet onion - diced
1 jalapeƱo pepper - minced
2 cloves of garlic - minced
1 T white balsamic vinegar
1 T extra virgin olive oil
Juice from 2 limes and 1 lemon
1 tsp of sugar 
Kosher salt - to taste
Coarse ground black pepper - to taste
Optional - add diced mango or pineapple


Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, stir, cover, and let marinate for several hours in the refrigerator. 

Served with our favorite chips, this salsa is a great appetizer, side dish, or lunch.  My daughters love it! 

What is your favorite store bought salsa or salsa recipe?  


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