Friday, August 2, 2013

Mango Black Bean Salsa for Summer

Want a wonderful healthy salsa that can be eaten with chips and even as a side dish... Look no further than this recipe for Mango Black Bean Salsa. By using as much fresh produce as you can find this is not only healthy but very tasty too.
Mango Black Bean Salsa for Summer
1 can of organic corn (strained, soaked in water and drained)
1 can of black bean organic (strained, soaked in water and drained)
8 roma tomatoes (well diced)
3 jalapenos (well diced... If you like heat leave the membrane and seeds in)
1 large onion (well diced)
2 mangoes (well diced)
1 lime juiced
1 lemon juiced
salt to taste

Before starting strain 1 can of corn into a strainer and run water over until it runs clear. Place this corn into a large bowl. Now do the same thing with the can of black beans. Place the beans into the bowl with the corn and cover with cold water. Let this stand while you prepare the rest of your salsa.
(Why you ask this step? By allowing canned produce to sit in water for at least 5 minutes you will remove the salt content and also the "tin" taste.)

I have discovered the power of my Ninja so that is what I used to create this summertime salsa. You can do it by hand if you want.
I placed half the tomatoes, onion and jalapenos in the Nimja and pulsed 5 times. Remove to a large bowl. Add the remainder of the tomatoes, mangoes, lime and lemon and pulse. (I add the entire lemon and lime but you can just juice it into the bowl if you want.)
Place this mixture into the bowl with the other half and stir. 
Now take your large bowl of corn and black beans and drain it from the water. Add the corn and beans to the fresh produce you just cut up and mix well. Add salt to taste.
This salsa is good with fresh chips ( I love it with shweet potato chips or beet chips...hubby eats it with corn tortilla chips. My husband puts this salsa on his Pizza for a little bit of healthy LOL.)
I love to eat this as a side dish...who am I kidding I eat this as a stand alone dinner many time. Grab a good green juice and my Mango Black Bean Salsa and I am set for the night.
Love to hear how you like to use this recipe.
Shweet Sandi

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