Recipe Sept. 11 ... Healthy Tailgating

"Frito Lay Bean" Dip

Makes about 2 cups

1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup salsa

1/2 cup nutritional yeast


Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.{} Serving suggestions:

  • Use as spread for sandwiches
  • Use in layered dip
  • Eat with fresh veggies, like broccoli or carrots


Black Bean & Corn Salsa Soup

Serves 4-6

1{}(12 oz.) jar salsa verde

1 large onion, chopped

1 (15 oz.) can Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic

2{}(15 oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

Kernels from 2 ears of corn or 2 cups frozen corn, thawed

4 cups no salt added chicken broth

1 1/2 {}teaspoons{}ground cumin

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, optional

3 cups cooked chicken, optional

Salt & black pepper to taste

Green onions, chopped (garnish)

Plain Greek yogurt (garnish)


Place the salsa and onion into a large saucepan over medium/high heat and cook for about 5 minutes.{} Then add in tomatoes, beans, corn, broth, cumin and chili powder. {}Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. {}If using, add in smoked paprika and chicken and simmer until chicken is warmed.{} Season with salt & black pepper to taste.{}


To serve, ladle soup into bowls, put a dollop of yogurt and sprinkle with green onions.


Creamy Chipotle Beans & Corn Salad

Serves 4-6

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (not fat free)

1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 (15 oz.) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained and rinsed

1 cup celery, chopped

1/2 cup green onions, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved


For the dressing, whisk together the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.{}


In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, celery, green onions and tomatoes.{} Pour dressing over bean mixture and toss gently to coat.


Add in's"

  • Chopped avocado
  • Cooked chicken
  • Prepared whole grains such as quinoa or rice, may need to double dressing for this addition
  • Mixed lettuces, may need to double dressing for this addition