*Drain and rinse black beans if canned
* Remove seeds and ribs from jalapeno for a milder salsa.
*You can also roast the corn in the oven. To do so, adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to high broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Butter corn and season with salt and pepper. Place corn on baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes or until corn is charred on top side. Continue to roast for an additional 3-4 minutes, turning every minute or so, until corn is fully charred. Remove from oven and proceed with recipe as directed.
*Corn salsa will keep, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days. However, salsa is best when fresh.
*To make your own Tostadas:
Pan Cook: Place a skillet over medium heat and add ¼- ½ teaspoon olive oil. Add tortillas, one at a time, to skillet and cook 1 minute per side or until golden. Repeat with remaining tortillas and oil.
Bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Spray tortillas with cooking spray. Bake, flipping over halfway through, for 5-7 minutes or until crisp. Remove from oven and season with salt while still hot.