Farmers Market Salsa

Ingredients:  ½  Cup Corn ½ Cup Low Sodium Canned Black Beans, drained and rinsed ½ Cup Tomatoes, Diced ¼ Cup Green Onion, Diced ¼ Cup Green Pepper, Washed and Diced ½ Teaspoon Dried Minced Garlic ¼ Cup Picante Sauce ¼ Cup Cilantro, Chopped (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix … Read More


Beets

Beets are tasty and colorful vegetable that can be found in season during the fall in North Carolina. This root vegetable has a sweet taste and contains fiber. Check out these four recipes to include beets in your diet this fall. Chicken Quesadillas with Beet & Green Apple Salsa  Makes 4 servings/Serving size: 1 quesadilla … Read More


Tumbleweed Pasta

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients: 2 cups cooked Rotini noodles 1 cup (8 ounces) salsa 1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed 1 medium onion, diced ½ green pepper, diced 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Dice green peppers and onions. Drain cans of corn and beans and place … Read More


Mini Meatloaves

Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef, turkey, or chicken 1 ½ cup salsa 1 egg, lightly beaten ¼ cup dry bread crumbs ¼ cup finely chopped onion Dash of black pepper Non-stick cooking spray Directions: Heat oven to 350 F Combine all ingredients, saving half of salsa for topping Divide into 5 equal portions and … Read More


Tamale Pie Recipe

Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef, completely browned, crumbled and drained         (Can substitute ground turkey or chicken) 1 cup low-sodium whole kernel corn, drained 1 can low-sodium black beans, drained 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon chili pepper 1 cup salsa ½ cup low-fat cheddar cheese, grated 1 … Read More


Peach Salsa

Ingredients 2 ¼ cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped (about 2 large peaches) 1 tablespoon finely chopped red pepper or jalapeno (if you like a little heat) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Directions Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve over chicken or fish.   Adapted … Read More


Fresh-Made Salsa

Makes 2 cups Ingredients ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon lime juice, or juice from half a lime 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved or 1 ½ cups chopped fresh tomatoes ½ teaspoon cumin Directions Rinse and cut onion, pepper, cilantro, … Read More


Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Crisps

Fruit Salsa 1 cup strawberries, diced 1 cup blackberries or raspberries 1 apple, cored and diced 2 Tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Wash your hands!!! Combine fruits in a medium mixing bowl and add lemon juice Store in sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix Well. Refrigerate until serving … Read More


Breakfast Bean Burrito

Ingredients 1 -10” flour tortilla, whole wheat 3/4 cup canned, drained, and rinsed reduced sodium black or pinto beans 1 scrambled egg ¼ cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese 2 tablespoons of your favorite salsa Directions 1. Lay the tortilla on a dinner plate. 2. Place the beans in the center, top with the … Read More


Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Serves 8.  Serving size 3/4 cup. Ingredients: 1-15 ounce jar of salsa 1 can low sodium whole kernel corn, drained 1 can black beans, drained 1 8-ounce package of low-fat cream cheese Directions: Combine chicken, salsa, beans, and corn in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. When cooked shred chicken with two forks … Read More


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