Black Bean Salsa Dip

To avoid high-calorie creamy dips and cheese trays full of saturated fats, try this delicious, quality-protein, high-fiber, antioxidant-dense dip. Easy to prepare, it will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator. This is a perfect make-in-advance dip.

•1-2 tsp minced garlic

•1 (15-ounce) can organic black beans, drained and rinsed well

•1/2 cup fresh salsa

•2 tsp fresh lime juice

•1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

•1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

•Chili pepper, fresh or dried, to taste

•Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

•Fresh cilantro for garnish

Measure all ingredients into food processor, except sea salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Season to taste and transfer to serving bowl.

Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with veggie crudités, organic tortilla chips or Mary's Gone Crackers. Makes about 2 cups.

Black Bean Salsa Dip
Courtesy Health Magazine