Football season has begun, which means on weekends football is always on our tv. Mr.Surly is very into watching college football, especially the Big Ten teams. He is an alumni of "The" Ohio State University (yes, there was a note of sarcasm in adding the word "the").
I, on the other hand, attended Ohio University where we were known more for our partying and Halloween bash than for our sports. Sports Illustrated even wrote an article on the Halloween celebration and this year they were ranked #7 party school by PubClub. Seriously, it's out of control; when I was there both Playboy and Girls Gone Wild had camera crews there. It's not all partying, it is a good school, I promise. I received a great education there. But, none of this has anything to do with this salsa.
The recipe is courtesy of my good friend, Carolyn. Afew years ago she had a housewarming party and this was one of the foods she served. It was so good I couldn’t stop eating it; I had to have the recipe. She kindly obliged. I was skeptical of the Italian dressing in salsa, but Carolyn assured me that it was necessary to the recipe.
This salsa is so addicting. I like to use Tostitos Scoops because it makes for an appealing presentation. This is a perfect snack for a weekend of watching football.
Wicked Good Salsa
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can blackeyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles (or with zesty jalepenos)
2 serrano (or jalepenos) peppers, seeds removed and diced
2-3 cloves garlic
1 bell pepper (any color) diced
½ small onion or 1 small shallot (opt)
½ c Italian dressing
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. That’s it. Refrigerate til ready to eat.
I usually leave out the onion because it's a food that hurts my stomach.