When you work with fresh ingredients, you do not need to add much to your recipe.
There are some recipes where you just want to taste the ingredients as GOD had intend them to taste. My Hominy Black Bean Salad is just one of those recipes. The dressing is fresh squeezed lime. That is all the recipe needs. Combined with spices and fresh cilantro, the recipe is bursting with flavor. It also has great texture from the crunch of the peppers to the creaminess of the black beans.
I was looking for another hominy recipe because I bought a couple of cans of hominy. The first recipe I made with the hominy was a HOMINY SMOKED SAUSAGE CHEESY CASSEROLE. One other recipe that I used hominy in was my JERK CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA. The hominy was actually served as a side dish in a curry sauce. It was amazing and I am remembering that I need to make this dish again.
What exactly is HOMINY? Hominy is made from corn kernels. The kernels are soaked in a alkali solution. Doing so removes the hull and germ of the corn. The corn itself then doubles in size and that’s it.
It is winter here in Chicago, so the only ingredient in this dish that I used that was not fresh was the corn. I used orange and yellow peppers for color and jalapenos for some kick. I used the red onion for sweetness and the tomatoes for some acidity and tartness. The texture came from the hominy and the black beans. The recipe was finished off with spices and fresh cilantro. It is that easy. No cooking necessary.
The cast of characters.
The assembling of the hominy black bean salad.
The Hominy Black Bean Salad Plated.
Hominy Black Bean Salad
- 29 Ounces White Hominy
- 29 Ounces Black Beans
- 1/2 Whole Orange & Yellow pepper diced
- 2 Whole Jalapenos diced
- 1/2 Whole Red Onion Sliced
- 1/2 Pint Grape Tomatoes halved
- 1/4 Bunch Cilantro rough chop
- 5 Ounces Yellow corn
- 1 Whole Lime zest & juice
- 2 Tsp Adobo Seasoning
- 2 Tsp Lemon Pepper
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- 1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Grenadine
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
Begin by combining the red wine vinegar, grenadine and sugar. Mix well and add the red onions.
Start assembling the salad with the hominy and the black beans. Next, add all of the peppers, the the spices and tomatoes. Add the cilantro and the pickled red onions. Finish by adding the lime zest and 1/2 of the juice of the lime. Mix well.
Serve and enjoy!