Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Black Bean Salsa Dip

Garden bounty of heirloom tomatoes
I created this recipe on the spur of the moment, using ingredients I had.  A few black beans and some cilantro left from the weekend and fresh salsa that Tom made from the  bounty of fresh garden tomatoes, peppers, and onions. So I combined the black beans with some salsa and threw in some extra cilantro and a bit of Fage Greek yogurt to make it creamy.  Superb! If you don't have the ingredients to make fresh salsa, you can easily use your favorite brand of purchased salsa.  For the nutritional analysis, I used mild Pace Chunky Style Salsa.  Ah....the joy and Pzazz of creation.

Black Bean Salsa Dip

Tom's Garden Salsa
1/3 cup salsa
1/2 cup cooked black beans
2 Tablespoons Fat Free Fage Greek Yogurt          
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Georgia Flame and Czech Hot Black Peppers from the garden

Put all ingredients into a Magic Bullet or similar gadget and puree to desired consistency.  Garnish with another small dollop of Greek yogurt and finely minced fresh cilantro.  Delicious with whole grain tortilla chips!

Servings per recipe: 2
Garden Goodness!
Serving Size: 1/4 cup                                
Total Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 374   mg
Total Carbs: 13  g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 5 g