It’s a fiber fiesta! The latest segment of Appetite for Health features a fresh take on salsa that is delicious and packed with fiber and protein.
Experts such as the physicians with the TriHealth Digestive Institute stress the importance of a high-fiber diet for digestive health as well as lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduction in onset of diabetes and improvement in blood sugar management. The experts at TriHealth Weight Management cite protein as a vital tool in maintaining a healthy weight.
At your next fiesta give your chips a treat and skip that boring salsa from a jar. Enjoy this simple, satisfying and tasty recipe courtesy registered dietitians from the TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion.
2 cups fresh green beans, cut
1 (15 oz) can of corn
1 (15 oz) can of kidney beans or black beans, rinsed and drained well
1 (15 oz) can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained well
1/3 cup finely diced white/red onion
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar (more if you like)
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- In a bowl, combine green beans, corn, black or kidney beans, garbanzo beans, onion, and cherry tomatoes
- In a separate bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients
- Pour dressing over beans.
- Season with additional salt and pepper if desired