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Quick Black Bean and Corn Salsa

You can’t get much quicker or easier than this. You mix jarred salsa with black beans & corn! Serve with tortilla chips for a great side dish or appetizer.

Since you are combining a grain (corn) with a legume (beans) you are getting a complete protein. Of course you probably won’t eat enough of it to make for a good sized serving of protein for a whole meal, but it adds to the protein of the meal. If you eat about half of the recipe yourself, it is plenty of protein!

This would make great easy camping food. No need to have boring food while camping. Just drain a can of beans, a can of corn, & mix with a jar of salsa. If you serve enough of it, it could be a complete meal because of the complete protein, grain (tortilla chips), and veggies. Nice on a hot day when you don’t feel like cooking. You might want to increase the amount of beans & corn. If you drink milk with this you are adding protein too. Dairy (milk) + grain (tortilla chips) = complete protein. Easy, peasy.

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  • I just wanted to add that I served this at our 4th of July party & it was a hit! I used 2 jars of salsa with 1 can of corn (drained) and 1 can of black beans. I drained the beans, but I think it would have been better still if I'd rinsed them in a colander & let them drain before adding them to the salsa. It would have given a slightly cleaner taste. Everyone wanted to know where I bought the cool salsa! We used 2 bags of tortilla chips with this for 30 people. We had some chips and very little salsa left over. Good the next day too!