Healthy Super Bowl snacks: Black Bean-Avocado Salsa with Home-Baked Tortilla Chips

Black Bean-Avocado Salsa with Home-Baked Tortilla Chips Manly food doesn’t have to be meaty, greasy and covered with cheese! Considering that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer for men in the US, it’s time to make a change starting in the kitchen this Super Bowl Sunday.

That’s why CanolaInfo.org came up with their Heart-Healthy Dude Food Recipe Collection. It contains 10 hearty but healthy recipes made with canola oil like Deep, Dark and Stout Chili and Fall-Apart Beer Brisket that are perfect for game day parties.

Here’s another Heart-Healthy Dude Food recipe that is sure to be a winner during Sunday’s game!

Black Bean-Avocado Salsa with Home-Baked Tortilla Chips

Black Bean-Avocado Salsa with Home-Baked Tortilla Chips

Recipe courtesy of CanolaInfo

Ingredients

  • 6 6 inch soft corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 ripe medium avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium tomatillo, papery skin removed, rinsed and diced
  • 1 large jalapeno chili pepper, finely chopped (seeded, if desired)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 can (15 oz) no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Stack tortillas and cut into eight equal triangles (48 wedges total). Put triangles in single layer on two baking sheets. Drizzle triangles with canola oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until chips are light brown and beginning to crisp. Remove from oven, place baking sheets on cooling racks, sprinkle evenly with 1/4 tsp salt and cool completely (about 10 minutes). As chips cool, they will become crisper. Store in airtight container up to 24 hours for peak flavor and texture.
  3. Meanwhile, combine avocado, tomatillo, jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, black beans, canola oil, lime juice, vinegar and salt in medium bowl. Serve with tortilla chips.
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 6 servings
  • Serving size: 1/3 cup salsa, 8 chips
  • Calories: 130
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Help CanolaInfo raise money for the American Heart Association

The recipe collection is part of CanolaInfo’s efforts to raise money for the American Heart Association during American Heart Month 2012. They’ve also launched an American Heart Month e-card program.

From now until the end of February, for every e-card sent at CanolaInfo.org, CanolaInfo will donate 20 cents to the American Heart Association up to $20,000. Their hope is to help the AHA reach their goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent – and to do this by 2020.

To learn more about the benefits of using canola oil in your cooking, go to CanolaInfo.org. You can also connect with them on Twitter and Facebook.

Picture courtesy of CanolaInfo.

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11 thoughts on “Healthy Super Bowl snacks: Black Bean-Avocado Salsa with Home-Baked Tortilla Chips

  1. Mollie

    Made this today~left out the oil and cider vinegar and it was DELICIOUS! Will make this again! Thanks for a great recipe!

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