Black Soybean Salsa

Menu Part: 
Sauce
Cuisine Type: 
Mexican
Serves: 
2

Smoked tomato powder adds an intriguing flavor to this colorful salsa, while the soybeans boost its nutritional value. It doubles as a condiment for tacos, burritos or burgers and a snack with chips.

Ingredients

1 can (15 oz.) black soybeans, drained and rinsed
1 small tomato, diced
1/4 small yellow onion, minced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 jalapeños, minced
1 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 limes
1 tsp. smoked tomato powder
Salt, to taste
Blue chips or crackers

Steps

  1. In med. bowl, combine black soybeans, tomato, onion, garlic, jalapeños and cilantro; mix well.
  2. Juice limes; add to soybean mixture. Add tomato powder and salt to taste.  Mix gently and let stand for 2 hr. before serving.
  3. Serve with chips or crackers.
Source: Chef David Garcia and The Soyfoods Council

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