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.
💭 What is Hominy
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 Ethnic / Hispanic section of your local grocery store which is where I always find it.
Hominy can also be used to make Masa (for tamales), pozole, hominy bread, hominy chili, casseroles, and fried dishes. You can use hominy in salads or even make a stew with it.
🌶 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.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
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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 to make Mexican Black Bean and Hominy Salad
In a medium size bowl, combine the black 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, 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 the black beans, hominy, tomatoes, pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeño.
- 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.