I tossed around a lot of ideas: soup, quesadillas, salad, enchiladas but it came down to a matter of timing. I got busy with packing, closing on houses, celebrating our grand-daughter's birthday, going out of town, etc. and lost track of time. The next thing I knew it was September 19th and I needed to make a dish fast. I decided on a black bean salsa that we could snack on before dinner.
Just because this recipe is fast and easy doesn't mean it is not good. In fact, it just jumped into the perfect recipe category...easy, peasy and delicious. It is even more perfect because you can make it with whatever ingredients you have on hand. I added some tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. This recipe is perfect for the Fast Metabolism Diet during Phase 3. Of course, I am on Phase 1 right now but I made an exception for this yummy salsa. I served it up with brown rice crackers. It's a keeper.
Black Bean Salsa
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 T. diced onions
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 c. mayonnaise ( I used safflower mayo for FMD)
Juice from 1/2 a lime
dash of cayenne pepper
salt to taste
1/4 t. cumin
Place beans, onion, tomato and jalapeno in a bowl. Whisk together the mayo, lime juice, cayenne, salt and cumin. Pour over the bean mixture and toss to coat. Print Recipe