Thursday, September 11, 2008

Easy Black Bean Salsa


You’ll Need

  • 1-14 .5 oz. Can Black Beans, drained (or use cooked beans)
  • 1-14.5 oz Can Corn, low sodium, drained (or use fresh corn)
  • 1-12 oz. Jar Salsa
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Fresh lime juice

Directions
Mix all of the above together and use this as your base.

Serve on top of a salad or baked potato, in a wrap or with some corn chips

**This is a recipe that can be prepared in a short amount of time. You can always use the beginning as a base and build on it in order to create a quick meal. To absorb the iron out of the beans you must consume them with a food source that contains Vitamin C. That is why it is helpful to top your salsa with some lime juice.

Variations:

*Add some chopped vegetables or fruit such as bell pepper, carrots, yellow onion, green onion, avocado, or tomato.
*Add some cooked chicken or fish or shrimp.
*Add a chopped chili or jalapeno for a spicy flavor. Or add some chili powder.

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