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Monday, February 22, 2010

Black Bean and Avocado Salsa

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
½ small Haas (pebbly black-skinned) avocado, peeled and diced
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion  
2 Tblsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tblsp. chopped fresh cilantro  
1 tsp. chipotle chili powder           
¼ tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Toss gently and serve at once.

(makes 4 servings)
Serving size: ½ cup                          
POINTS value: 2

 Good Idea   Serving this salsa in homemade tortilla cups adds healthful, low-fat nutrition – and it’s easy, too.  Simply preheat the oven to 350°.  Using 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, press each into a muffin cup that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned and crisp-edged, about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly before filling with the salsa.  You will increase the per-serving POINTS value by 1.  For an extra ½ POINT value per serving, sprinkle each portion with 2 tablespoons shredded fat-free cheese.