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Fresh Tomato and Black Bean Salsa

  • 4 cups chopped vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled black beans
  • 1 cup red onions, diced small
  • 1 large fresh jalapeño, seeded and diced small
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 T chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 T chopped garlic
  • Celtic sea Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 T EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • Beanitos brand chips (Health Food Store)

Combine first seven ingredients in mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lime juice and EVOO.  Mix well. Place in serving bowl and serve with Beanitos chips.

Black Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Mango


  • 1 mango, peeled and diced small
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil (I used EVOO)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cooked black quinoa (or a blend) cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed ( a 15-ounce can)


Combine the mango, red pepper, scallions, and cilantro in a mixing bowl. Add the red wine vinegar, oil, and salt and stir to combine. Add the quinoa and stir until everything is well incorporated. Fold in the black beans. Serve immediately or let it sit for a bit to let the flavors meld.