Balsamic Black Bean Salsa
[Alright, so the big game is this weekend! One of the things people always get excited for is THE FOOD. Chili, hamburgers, supreme pizzas, hot dogs. See the theme in those foods? They are all (usually) full of meat. Which, you know, is a problem when you’re vegetarian. But, it is my firm belief that you do not have to be left out of partaking in the tradition of eating delicious food during the Super Bowl simply because you don’t eat meat. In fact, I’m pretty sure you can eat better. No, scratch that, completely sure. This salsa is my #1 recommendation for meat-free football food. It’s ridiculously easy to make, it is gorgeous, it can be eaten with your hands, it is healthy, and, most importantly, it is DELICIOUS. Obviously it can be (and should be) eaten on non-Super-Bowl-Sundays, but it is particularly appropriate for this weekends festivities! May the best team win *cough* Go Ravens! *cough*]
- 1 15oz. can of no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15oz. can of whole kernel corn, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 of a medium red onion, chopped finely
- 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup of salsa verde (if you like red salsa better, go ahead and use that instead)
- 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let the salsa marinade for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced
8 ounces raspberries
1 (16 oz) carton of strawberries, diced
2 tablespoons white sugar (more or less to taste)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (more or less to taste)
3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor (I used strawberry)
10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
melted butter or butter flavored cooking spray
2 cups cinnamon sugar
1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3.Coat one side of each flour tortilla with melted butter or butter flavored cooking spray. Sprinkle tortillas with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Spray again with cooking spray (not necessary if using melted butter).
4.Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture. Best when made and eaten the same day otherwise the fruit gives off so too much juice and it gets runny.