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Recipe Sept. 11 ... Healthy Tailgating

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"Frito Lay Bean" Dip

Makes about 2 cups

1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup salsa

½ cup nutritional yeast

 

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.  Serving suggestions:

  • Use as spread for sandwiches
  • Use in layered dip
  • Eat with fresh veggies, like broccoli or carrots

 

Black Bean & Corn Salsa Soup

Serves 4-6

1 (12 oz.) jar salsa verde

1 large onion, chopped

1 (15 oz.) can Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic

2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

Kernels from 2 ears of corn or 2 cups frozen corn, thawed

4 cups no salt added chicken broth

1 ½  teaspoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon chili powder

½ teaspoon smoked paprika, optional

3 cups cooked chicken, optional

Salt & black pepper to taste

Green onions, chopped (garnish)

Plain Greek yogurt (garnish)

 

Place the salsa and onion into a large saucepan over medium/high heat and cook for about 5 minutes.  Then add in tomatoes, beans, corn, broth, cumin and chili powder.  Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  If using, add in smoked paprika and chicken and simmer until chicken is warmed.  Season with salt & black pepper to taste. 

 

To serve, ladle soup into bowls, put a dollop of yogurt and sprinkle with green onions.

 

Creamy Chipotle Beans & Corn Salad

Serves 4-6

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (not fat free)

½ teaspoon chipotle powder

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

¼ teaspoon salt

1 (15 oz.) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained and rinsed

1 cup celery, chopped

½ cup green onions, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

 

For the dressing, whisk together the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. 

 

In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, celery, green onions and tomatoes.  Pour dressing over bean mixture and toss gently to coat.

 

Add in's"

  • Chopped avocado
  • Cooked chicken
  • Prepared whole grains such as quinoa or rice, may need to double dressing for this addition
  • Mixed lettuces, may need to double dressing for this addition

 

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