Monday, July 16, 2012

SRC: Black Bean and Peach Salsa

This is my first month participating in a new challenge. The Secret Recipe Club has become very popular as far as blogging challenges go, and they have has a wait list since October. A month ago I recieved an e-mail alerting me that a spot was free. I ws very excited to participate because I love discovering new blogs and recipes. I also like to see what other people think of the dishes that I have made.

Secret Recipe Club

For this round, I recieved the blog Biking and Baking. I really enjoyed reading the different types of recipes because many of them are vegan and/or vegetarian. I came across a recipe for Black Beans and Peaches. I thought it sounded both refreshing and delicious- perfect for summer. As described, it is both strange and delicious (and I mean that in a good way!). I love the combo of the two main ingredients, and paried with a salty tortilla chip it is addictive! I think my only future modification would be the addition of a jalapeno for a little extra heat! Thank you for a great recipe!


1 (15 ounce) can black beans (drained)
2 large ripe peaches (peeled)
1 small red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbl cilantro
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
black pepper


Drain beans and place in a medium mixing bowl.

Peel peaches and chop into small chunk and add to beans.

Chop onion, crush garlic and add to beans.

Add remaining ingredients and toss gently until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Serve as a side dish or with tortilla chips


  1. This month was my first time participating too! I was pleasantly surprised when I received that email that I was off the wait list! This recipe sounds intriguing!

  2. ooh, this does sound like a refreshing summer salsa. And welcome to SRC!

  3. So glad you liked the recipe and welcome! I think jalepeno sounds lovely, will have to try it some time:)

  4. What an interesting mix of ingredients. Looks delicious. Welcome to the SRC.

  5. What an interesting combo. Sounds delicious. Welcome to SRC

  6. I love adding peaches to this. I would eat this a lot, we make a lot of black beans, thanks!

  7. Welcome and well done! I hope you have a super time with us at the SRC :)

  8. welcome to SRC, that's one healthy bowl, with different flavours in every mouth ful.., perfect.., looks delicious..

  9. That looks so simple and delish...perfect for hot summer nights.

  10. Hi Asley,
    I just love your Salsa, it is a great summertime addition to any meal. Great selection for SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Group B SRC

  11. Welcome to the group, Ashley! I love the look of the salsa, very fresh and ideal for summer!

  12. I got your blog and made the pot roast! It was great and I really enjoyed your blog!!

  13. I was on the waitlist for a while, too and am excited to be in finally! This recipe looks so refreshing!

  14. I never would have thought to put black beans with peaches but the recipe sure sounds wonderful. Welcome to the club and great first recipe choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake.

    Cook Lisa Cook