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High-Protein Black Bean and Corn Salsa Salad Bowl

Organic salad in a bowl with cucumber, purple cabbage, hemp seeds, lime and black bean salsa

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! Any chance we have to make anything Mexican food inspired we take; especially if we can make it healthy.  Organic black bean and corn salsa is super filling & easy to whip up.  And, with the addition of hemp seeds, you have a protein packed meal.

Don’t stress, it’s simple……

 

Organic Black Bean Diced yellow onion with garlic cloves and jalepeno on a wood cutting board

and Corn Salsa 

 

15 oz. can black beans

¼ cup corn

1 tomato

1 garlic clove

¼ yellow onion

½ lime

¼ jalepeno

Olive oil

Salt & pepper

Cilantro

                                                                                                                                                            

Chopped jalepeno and lime on a cutting board

Salad

Mixed power greens

Purple cabbage

Cucumber

Organic hemp seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start by rinsing one can of organic black beans & a ¼ of a cup organic corn. Pat dry & place in a medium size bowl.

Chop ¼ cup yellow onion, 1 organic tomato, 1 clove of garlic, ¼ piece jalapeno (seeds taken out) & a handful of fresh cilantro …Add to beans & corn.

Squeeze half a lime, a pinch of salt n’ pepper & a few dashes of olive oil over ingredients, lightly toss together & top with hemp seeds.

 

Chopped jalepeno, onion, garlic, tomato, corn and cilantro with lime for black bean and corn salsa

Honestly, I would eat this black bean and corn salsa just by itself. Don’t tell. But today, we decided to give it a little extra powerhouse punch. We added it to a bowl of power greens, purple cabbage, cucumber & high-protein hemp seeds. Add avocado. Duh!  Obviously, this would be delicious as a taco or burrito topper as well : )

As far as dressing goes, be creative. I mixed up a simple vinagrette, using olive oil, rice wine vinegar, lime, salt n’ pepper & finely chopped cilantro. However, a creamy vegan lime/cilantro dressing would be mouth watering too!!!

 

Ingredients for high-protein black bean and corn salsa