In case you forgot (or live in Canada), the Superbowl is next weekend. You’re probably like me and don’t really care who is playing in it or how the game goes. You only watch it for the commercials (which really haven’t been that great in the past couple of years in my opinion), and because you feel it is your social responsibility to society to watch it. My go-to appetizer to bring to Superbowl parties is always fresh homemade guacamole, but lately I’ve been craving a change. I happened upon this incredible black bean, lentil, and corn combination last week and it was so good that I felt guilty keeping it to myself!
To be honest, I made this recipe on my own but I can’t take credit for the idea. I was wandering the isles of Trader Joes last week when I happened upon a sample of this dip. The lady had combined black beans, cooked lentils, and their signature Corn & Chile Tomato-less Salsa. Naturally, I bought a jar of this salsa and ran home to make my own batch.
If you don’t live near a Trader Joes, the main ingredients in this salsa are corn, onions, red peppers, and jalapeno peppers (you can leave this out if you don’t want it to be too spicy). You can easily substitute these ingredients and add whatever you like to the bowl.
The best part of this recipe? You can make it in 5 minutes or less (you know, when you get invited to your sister-in-law’s cousin’s grandma’s house at the last minute). The second best part of this recipe? It’s man-approved! Yes, even my fiance liked it.
Depending on how big your party is, you can add a whole can of black beans or more than one cup of lentils, it’s your choice. This dip is also versatile in other dishes as well. I made a huge bowl of this for the week and then wrapped some up in a tortilla for quick lunches. For the most part though, a big bowl of this dip permanently sat next to me and my computer this week as I continued to plug away at my DICAS application.
What You Need:
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 cup lentils
- 1/2 cup Trader Joes Corn & Chile Tomato-Less Salsa (or substitute corn, red peppers, onions, & jalapenos)
Rinse and drain black beans. Combine in a bowl with lentils and salsa and stir thoroughly. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
P.S. I loved reading all of your comments on the Nutrition Q & A last week! I’m in the process of researching all the great questions you asked and will answer them later this week. If you have any last minute questions feel free to add any more!
What is your favorite Superbowl recipe?