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Mexican Bean Salsa

Beans are a great source of fiber, monounsaturated fat, protein, folic acid, potassium, iron, magnesium, and many other vital nutrients.  The soluble fiber in beans can help lower your LDL or “bad cholesterol.”

Serves: 1 cup

Time: 15min

Ingredients

1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 

1 (15oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained 

2 cups frozen corn kernals 

1/2 medium red onion, finely diced 

1 Tbsp chopped cilantro 

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (use gloves) 

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 

1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced 

1/4 cup olive oil 

3 Tbsp lime juice 

1/2 tsp honey 

1 tsp ground black pepper 

salt to taste 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except avocado.  Mix well.
  2. Refrigerate and allow flavors to blend.  Tastes best when refrigerated overnight. 
  3. Add diced avocado and toss, just before serving. 
  4. Serve on a lettuce leaf for a refreshing salad (the nutrition facts reflect this).  Or with baked tortilla chips for a party dish.