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North Of The Border Bean Salsa

Contributed by: NAPSA

Eating "Heart Healthy" (NAPSA) - Many health-conscious Americans are waking-ep to the following fact: Eating heart-healthy snacks and meals may help increase life span, enepgy levels and overall well-being.

One of the easiest-and tastiest-ways to cut the fat in your diet is to eat natural foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. For example, rice is cholesterol-free, contains only a trace of fat and is enriched with thiamin, niacin, and iron. Beans are also a delicious low-fat choice; they are high in fiber and folic acid and are a great source of protein. In fact, as part of a low-fat diet combined with regular exercise, beans are recognized in helping prevent cancer, heart disease and obesity.

Fortunately, consumers striving for a healthier lifestyle don't have to miss out on great taste and rich flavor. There are a variety of dishes to choose from. For example:

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen corn
  • 1 can Goya Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Goya Small White Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and diced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. Goya Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.


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