Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa
Staff Writer
Black Bean Salsa

Carmen Taylor

Black Bean Salsa

Here's a quick, simple, and healthy salsa recipe that takes just minutes to prepare. Serve with whole-grain tortilla chips for a healthy snack or party appetizer. If there is time, refrigerate the salsa overnight to allow the flavors to meld.

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Ingredients

  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped red onion
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped tomato
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped green bell pepper
  • 3  Tablespoons  lime juice
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  garlic salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cumin
  • Whole-grain tortilla chips, for serving

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, and for best results, chill in the refrigerator overnight. Serve with whole-grain tortilla chips.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
2g
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Calcium, Ca
14mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
14mg
2%
Sodium, Na
32mg
2%
Water
32g
1%

Black Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Black Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.