💭 What is Hominy
I was motivated to make this Mexican Black Bean and Hominy Salad for my father-in-law who challenged me to make something with Hominy. It's not that I didn't know what Hominy was, I just didn't have a recipe in mind that I could use it with.
If you've never heard of hominy, It's basically corn that has been treated. If you are curious about how it's made check out this explanation on Wikipedia. Personally, I use the canned hominy for my recipes.
It's really easy to find Hominy here on the West Coast, but might be a little more challenging in some parts of the country. Just check the Hispanic section of your local grocery store as that is where they may stock it.
Hominy can also be used to make Masa (for tamales), pozole, hominy bread, hominy chili, casseroles, and fried dishes.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Mexican Black Bean and Hominy Salad: Black Beans, Mexican Hominy, Grape Tomatoes, Yellow Pepper, Red onion, Fresh Cilantro, Jalapeño, Fresh Lime Juice, Honey, Olive Oil, Ground Cumin and Salt.
🥣 How do I make this Mexican Black Bean and Hominy Salad
In a medium-size bowl, combine beans, hominy, tomatoes, pepper, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño.
In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, oil, cumin, and salt.
Pour over dressing over the bean mixture and toss well to combine.
Mexican Black Bean and Hominy Salad
- 15 oz Black Beans, rinsed and drained
- 15 oz Mexican Hominy, rinsed and drained
- 1 Cup Grape Tomatoes, halved
- 1 Small Yellow Pepper, diced
- ½ Red onion, diced
- ⅓ Cup Fresh Cilantro, fresh & chopped
- 1 Jalapeño, seeded & minced
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Tsp Honey
- 1 Tsp Olive Oil
- ¼ Tsp Ground Cumin
- ¼ Tsp Salt
- In a medium size bowl, combine beans, hominy, tomatoes, pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeno.
- In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, oil, cumin and salt.
- Pour over bean mixture and toss well to combine.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.