Black Bean Salsa with Pineapple

Nutrition is very important for our members living with HIV, our onsite Nutrition staff work hard to provide healthy meals and good information on how to eat well even when outside of the BLC.  Here is a recipe from our archives…

Black Bean Salsa with Pineapple  

Black Beans are not only packed with protein, but also give you a boost of energy by replenishing your body’s iron stores.  This quick and easy recipe is great snack and will bring you one-step closer to meeting the recommended goal of 5 to 9 servings of vegetables and fruits each day.  Serve with Whole Grain pita or tortilla chips to get in extra fiber and heart healthy whole grains!

1 (15 ounce) can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups pineapple tidbits, drained with juice reserved
1 cup diced red bell pepper
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 seeded jalapeno pepper, minced

1.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Toss and serve.

Serves: 6