Carolina Salsa

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Carolina Salsa is my all time favorite (non tomato) salsa!

I made my television debut with this salsa.

In the salsa showdown on Carolina Today! You can read about that here!

Carolina Salsa has been around the Hickory party circuit for as long as I can remember.

I can’t even recall the 1st time I had it. But, I can recall my instant love for this salsa.

It is SO EASY and can be made any time of the year since you can use the can corn.

You can really zip up the recipe by using fresh sweet corn!

My sister and her family adore this recipe because, as strange as it is to me, they do not like tomaotes.

A sin in my opinion!

The even better part about this yummy? It is easy on the waistline.

Are you impressed?

What’s your go to salsa? Do you make fresh? Please share your favorite salsa recipe with me and look for my Salsa Roundup coming soon!

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Carolina Salsa

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans mexi corn. drained and rinsed

1 large or 2 small cucumbers, peeled and chopped

1/2 red onion chopped fine

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

2 T sugar

Mix everything together. Trust me on this part make it the morning of or the night before you want to eat it.

I promise you will not regret this step!

It just gets better the longer it sits and the flavors all meld together.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

I am currently crushing on the multi grain tortillas.

Here it is…..

If you don’t live in the Charlotte metro area, don’t fret I am linking the Charlotte Today TV segment!! I have tasted celebrity and I LIKED it!! I am hoping I will be able to go back and do a cooking segment! How fun would that be? 
Loved everything about the tv aside from the fact that I looked like a stuffed pig and sounded like a hick! Oh well, it was so much fun!! Thanks to Colleen, Tanner and love me some Larry Sprinkle! He gave Hubs a whole metrology lesson!! I also got to meet Moria Quinn, she was what/who we watched every night on PM Magazine (does anyone else from the Clt area remember that show? Wasn’t Bob Lacey her co-host? The Bob of Bob & Sherry?)
I will share more later….
xoxox, Mama Bird

Salsa Showdown!!! {TV Debut!!!!}


OMG!!!! I am one excited girl!!! Mama Bird is making her television debut!!! The show Charlotte Today contacted me to be a part of their Salsa Showdown!! YIP=Eeeeeee!!
Remember the Salsa Party? I shared some of my favorite salsa recipes but my all time favorite is Carolina Salsa pictured above! It is always a hit and it is easy on the waist line as well!! PLEASE if you are in the Charlotte Metro area tune in or set your dvr and check me out!!

MONDAY @11am on WCNC/36
(Charter Cable 6 in Hky)
xoxo, Mama Bird

Salsa Bar!

For our Memorial Day Cookout and Pool Party I thought I would do a bunch of different salsas and lots of fun chips to have out all afternoon while we swim & smoke the pig! I found some great salsas that I thought I would try from some of my favorite Foodie Friends!!Here is what I did.
Katie’s Watermelon Salsa & Crippen’s Country Inn in Blowing Rock inspired my NEW Fav
Watermelon Salsa
2 cups diced watermelon
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced red onion
sea salt & pepper
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 oz feta cheese
I make a wonderful salad that uses many of the above ingredients and thought that the salt of the feta and the twang of the balsamic really pushed this over the top!!
My Carolina Salsa
P1010125 this is always a hit and was the first gone!

Ninfa’s Green Sauce THIS IS A MUST TRY!!! It really deserves a post all it own. Coming soon!
Mango Salsa
2 mangos, diced
1/2 pineapple, diced
1 jalapeño, diced super fine
1/2 red onion
1 T fresh cilantro
2 T fresh lime juice
1 T lime zest
sea salt
The Mango/pineapple Salsa was by far the least eaten, it was good I am not a cilantro fan but those who are enjoyed it, those who are not didn’t! It would be really good with fish.