It’s 6pm; You get home; You’re starving; You open the fridge only to discover nothing there worth eating. You don’t want to leave the house because you’re tired and you don’t want to order in because you’ve been trying not to so often. This has happened to me several times, which is exactly how I created this recipe! I don’t usually eat a ton of canned food, but when you need it fast, this is a yummy and fast way to go.
There are a few things that are almost always in my cupboard, and they all go great in this recipe. Plus, even better is if you have a few other ingredients you can kick this up a notch. The first time I made it, my husband was super impressed — had no idea I had made it out of laziness, not creativity. No reason to enlighten him, right?
Tomato, Corn, Bean and Chile Salad
1 can corn
1 can beans (I prefer black, but this time I went with kidney since I didn’t have any…go figure)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 small can green chiles
1/2 cup green onions, chopped (if you don’t have any, add 1-2 tsp onion powder)
1-2 cloves garlic, minced (again, if you don’t have it, add a tsp garlic powder)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1 teaspoon cumin
This is really complicated. Open all the cans, pour contents into a bowl with onions and garlic, and stir. This is even better the next day once the flavors have melded together.
Now that it’s made, here are a few ways I’ve eaten this:
Add to a tortilla and make a burrito
Add to a quesadilla
Serve on top of lettuce for a fiesta salad
Eat with chips like salsa or nachos
Add to pasta
Easy peasy. Enjoy!