Since Bittman suggested playing around with different ingredient combinations for this dish, I took him up on that. Also, I was really craving a snack over the weekend and this salsa, inspired by the original recipe, is what I came up with.
It combines the Mexican flavors of jalapeno and black beans with sweet peaches. Just finely mince half of a jalapeno, dice 2 peaches, and add one can of rinsed black beans. Toss it with some salt and pepper, and you have yourself a healthy weekend dip to nibble on.