Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Vitamin C Salsa to Brighten up the Wintertime Blues
I am all for eating some junk food on Super Bowl Sunday but even though I may gnosh on some chips, I'd still like to think that I am getting some calories that aren't completely empty (cough beer).
This salsa is little more than dumping ingredients together but comes with fiber, iron, calcium AND a good dose of vitamin C. When all seems bleak in the winter, here comes citrus to the rescue! Toss in a little red pepper for some additional immune-boosting punch.
1½ cups black beans, cooked and cooled (sub 1 can of beans, well rinsed & drained)
1 jar salsa (I used Trader Joe's Fire Roasted Tomato for the nutritional info)
1 large red pepper, chopped
3 small or 2 large oranges, peeled, chopped and seeds removed
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Zest of 1 lime
Fresh lime juice, from approx 1/2 lime or to taste
1 - Combine black beans and salsa
2 - Add in orange, red pepper lime juice, zest and cilantro; lightly toss to combine without making murky.
That's it! Serve with good quality chips or even with belgian endive or raddicchio if you prefer to keep it light!
Per 2 Tablespoon serving: