Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paula Deen's "Already" Lean: Black Bean Salsa

Salsa, salsa, salsa! One of the best-tasting, naturally healthy foods out there. Believe it or not, even Paula Deen makes a healthy version of this fantastic condiment. Whether you decide to serve it up with grilled chicken as your main course or with tortilla chips as an appetizer, salsa is a healthy treat that is best when made fresh from the kitchen. Paula Deen's Black Bean Salsa was a great addition to our tailgate this weekend in Blacksburg (GO HOKIES!) and I am sure you will find the perfect time to make it too!

12 Servings

2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 17-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 large avocado, peeled and diced
1 small onion, diced
1/8 to 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Cover and chill overnight. Taste and add salt, pepper, or more lime juice as necessary. Serve with baked tortilla chips as an appetizer, or with grilled chicken breast as a meal.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you like your salsa to have a little more of a kick, you could always add some chopped jalapenos. It would definitely up the "hotness" factor, without adding tons of extra calories. ENJOY!!

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 312 calories;  4g fat;  55.2g carbohydrate;  17.3g protein;  13.4g fiber


  1. This is a great lunch salad w/baked tortilla chips. Very nice!

    I posted a comment on your mac n ' cheese recipe. This was exactly the recipe I was hoping that you would have lightened up-You did! I am going to prepare your mac n' cheese recipe and let you know.

  2. Oh yum! I love salsa, and am all about homemade.

    Visiting you from SITS today, have a great day!

  3. Thank you for the recipe! I made this and loved it. I posted about it on my blog and gave you a shout out. Come check it out!



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