by Ashleigh Evans of dashofevans.com

With the weather getting nicer and nicer each week, it is about time to fire up the grill! Invite over some friends and family, open some cool drinks and grill up something delicious.

Just don’t forget the Randall Beans.

When it comes to grilling, there is so much more you can do than just meat, meat and more meat. There are lots of fruits and vegetables that are great for grilling. Pineapple is one of those fruits. Just a couple minutes on each side caramelizes the outside of the fruit, intensifying the sweetness, cutting into some of the acidity and giving it a little smoky flavor.

The mix of sweet, smoky and acidity makes grilled pineapple a perfect addition to salsa.

Our food blogger Ashleigh used plenty of it in her new recipe! Using tomatoes and beans from the pantry, plus a few fresh ingredients, this extra chunky salsa is quick and easy to make.

The pineapple really helps set this recipe’s flavor apart from any other regular salsa, giving it an extra sweetness and bite. Of course, what salsa is complete without beans? Now is the perfect time to have a couple extra jars of Randall Beans black beans in reserve in your pantry.

This recipe can be enjoyed fresh and is just as good parsed out over the next few days. So, before you slap your burgers or veggie burgers on the grill, make room for a few slices of pineapple and whip up a batch of this black bean salsa as the perfect barbecue appetizer.

Smoky Black Bean Salsa with Grilled Pineapple

Smoky Black Bean Salsa with Grilled Pineapple

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh pineapple (about 3 spears)
  • 1 14-oz jar Randall Beans Black Beans, rinsed
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. chipotles in adobo sauce (found canned in ethnic aisle)
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Place fresh pineapple on a grill. Char on both sides 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Allow to cool before chopping into bite sized pieces.
  2. In a chopper, add onion, chipotle sauce, cilantro and juice from can of tomatoes. Slowly pulse to combine. Add lime juice, tomatoes from can, cumin and garlic. Pulse again. You’ll want larger chunks.
  3. Using a medium bowl, add rinsed black beans, chopped roma tomatoes and grilled pineapple. Season lightly with salt and stir. Add chopper ingredients. Season more to taste.
  4. Store refrigerated in a Randall Beans jar for up to 5 days.
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Can’t find Randall Beans near you? Our famous beans in a jar can be shipping straight to your door from our online store. Make sure you have a couple jars in your pantry. You never know when you’ll get a craving for hearty chili, scrumptious soup or one of our hundreds of other unique and delicious bean-based recipes.

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