Black Bean Salsa

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This is SO good!  I love it with tortilla chips, on top of cottage cheese, wrapped in a warmed tortilla, etc., you get the picture!

 

Ingredients

2 cups of frozen home grown corn (you can use 2 cans of corn one yellow one white, drained)

2 cans of black beans, drained

2-3 fresh tomatoes, diced

Cilantro minced, use as much or as little as you like

4 green onions, finely sliced

1/3 cup of red onion, finely chopped

1 Tablespoon minced garlic

2 avocados, peeled and diced

1/4 cup lime juice

2 Tablespoons of olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons salt

 

Mix all ingredients together and serve or stick in refrigerator to chill.

 

*Original recipe from Allrecipes under Heather’s Cilantro, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa.  Altered by me.

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Pizza Dippers

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This is one of our favorite weekend treats!  It is so creamy and yummy. It goes together quickly and is a delicious alternative to regular pizza.

 

8oz cottage cheese

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4cup  parmesan cheese

1teaspoon Italian dressing

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

 

Mix first five ingredients then stir in mozzarella cheese.  Spoon into greased oven proof dish and bake at 350*F  for 20-25 minutes. Prepare pizza toppings.

 

Pizza toppings:

cooked, crumbled bacon or sausage, diced pepperoni, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sautéed onions and green peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc.

 

To Serve:

Spoon cheese mixture into bowls and top with favorite pizza toppings. Scoop up with breadsticks, tortilla chips or as seen above toasted bagels.

 

*For our family of 6 I double this recipe, but if you have a smaller family then you shouldn’t need to double it.  Original recipe from Family Fun Magazine April 2005