I love salsa. For me, its one of those healthy, fresh foods that can be used as an accompaniment to many different dishes. I want to share a salsa recipe that I recently stumbled upon… it is delicious and full of good ingredients that help nourish the body.
Black Bean Salsa:
- 2 cans black beans (canned without sugar or salt)drained and rinsed
- 1 can corn (canned without sugar or salt)drained and rinsed
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 small purple onion, diced
- 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
- 1-2 tsp fresh, diced garlic
- Lime juice, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
Just combine everything in a bowl and enjoy!
The reason I love this recipe is that it tastes great, it has simple ingredients, and its very versatile. Its a good combination of complex carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and vitamins and minerals. As it does pack a lot of nutrients, it’s important to watch the portion sizes. Each 1/2 cup serving has about 120 calories.
This recipe is great for bulking out things like tacos, burritos or fajitas. It makes a good dip for veggies like carrots, red bell peppers and celery. This salsa can be used to top whole wheat crackers. It can be rolled up in a whole wheat or corn tortilla. You can even put it over some brown rice for dinner. I often eat a small bowl by itself, as a snack.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Youll have to let me know what you think!
Rachel Cope MPH, RD, CD