For Jo’s birthday party this past weekend, Mom whipped up a yummy “salsa” with lots of fresh-from-the-garden goodness. It’s light, a little spicy, and easy to over-indulge on without feeling too bad about it later.
6 fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 fresh cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
4 fresh banana peppers, seeded and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 can olives, sliced
1 can black beans, drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing, prepared
Combine all of the vegetables in a large bowl. Prepare the dressing per the directions, and pour over the mixture. Mix well and refrigerate. Serve chilled with tortilla chips.