My mother-in-law prepares this dish every holiday! It’s a real crowd pleaser. It makes a beautiful centerpiece and is a fun way to get the meal started. You can prepare the veggies in advance and store in containers or plastic baggies until ready to assemble.
In the center of a large round serving dish, on top of a bed of lettuce, place black beans (from 1 can, drained and rinsed). Then around the black beans place separate sections of the following:
Corn (scrape kernels from two raw ears of corn)
Bell pepper, diced
Red onion, chopped
Mix and pour the following sauce on top of everything right before serving:
3/4 cup of tomato juice
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
1 small jalepino pepper, halved and seeded (optional)
Top with tortilla chips and serve some additional tortilla chips in a bowl.
~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar