Sometimes we need a super-quick, super-easy side dish. Here’s one you can make in 5 minutes, if you have Pico de Gallo on hand. I make it when I’m serving a meal that already requires the brightness of fresh Pico. The Grill-Meister says that Pico de Gallo is one of my signature dishes, and you know, I have to agree with him. It makes this side salad. We served it alongside our Faux-Fajitas and it rocked.
- 1 15 oz. can black beans; I always use Bush Brothers (they are the BEST beans); click here for info
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
- Tabasco to taste (I use ten shakes)
- 1/4 cup already-prepared Pico de Gallo (use store-bought or make your own using my recipe)
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar or jack cheese
Drain and rinse the black beans, then put them in a bowl and add the salt, cumin and Tabasco. Stir to mix. Add the Pico de Gallo and stir again, then add the shredded cheese and stir a final time.
Serve as a side for grilled meats, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, or as part of a vegetarian meal. You can also serve it as a condiment or dip with tortilla chips.