Nutrition Recipe: Black Beans, Tomato, and Corn Salsa By UPMC, September 24, 2014 With football season underway, avid fans of the game (and Fantasy Football players, too!) often enjoy watching their favorite teams duke it out on the gridiron while munching on some snacks. Whether you’re hosting a football viewing party at your place or visiting a friend with a big screen to root for your team, good food is always welcome. Although some cream- or cheese-based dips can be tasty, they are often packed with hidden fats, sodium, and empty calories. As a healthier option, look to vegetable-based dips that can be as equally satisfying as their cheesier counterparts. With this in mind, chips and salsa are a staple for any game day. Check out this healthy alternative to traditional salsa, featuring corn, tomato, and heart-healthy black beans. Serves 20 (1 oz portion) Ingredients 5-1/2 oz Fresh or frozen corn kernels (thawed if frozen) 1 oz Red onion, minced 1-1/4 teaspoons Fresh cilantro, chopped 1/8 teaspoon Fresh thyme, chopped 1/2 oz Sweet red peppers, diced 11 oz Fresh plum tomatoes, diced 4 oz Canned black beans, rinsed 1-1/4 teaspoons Olive oil 1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt Directions In a hot, dry skillet, roast the corn until lightly browned. Cool quickly to internal temperature of 40 degrees F. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Hold refrigerated at internal temperature of 40 degrees or below for service. Use within 24-48 hours. Serve with corn chips.