In my search for healthy snacks I came across this recipe. Now, chips and salsa are not really a “healthy” snack but, I am a fan of the fact that this healthy salsa makes for a more filling and nutritious alternative when you get a salty craving. And, depending on what you serve it with, it may just turn into a healthy snack after all.
Tomatoes this time of year tend to be pretty tasteless, so this a great winter salsa since it uses only one small tomato. This type of recipe is highly adaptable. If you don’t like cilantro, leave it out. Throw in some red peppers, if you like. Or use red onions instead of green. Really, it’s not a science. You can literally chuck in whatever suites your fancy. Next time I’ll probably add some chopped avocado and amp up the spiciness by leaving in the jalapeño seeds.
I’m also planning on taking this out of the snack realm by making some to serve at our next taco night. It takes no time to prep and every bit of homemade goodness turns a good meal into a great one.
Black Bean Salsa
For a spicier salsa leave the seeds in the jalapeño pepper.
- 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and membranes removed, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Toss ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Refrigerate until serving.
Adapted from Whole Living.