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Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Spread

Randy Mayor

Yield 1 1/4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
Fiber-rich, low-fat pinto beans are the base of this tasty dip, made zesty with lime, cilantro, and jalapeño. Serve with baked tortilla chips. You can also perk up quesadillas or vegetarian tacos with this spread.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded
  • 1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkinseeds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 15
  • caloriesfromfat 12 %
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.7 g
  • carbohydrate 2.7 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 85 mg
  • calcium 7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 6 ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Place bean mixture in a bowl. Stir in chopped tomato, and sprinkle with pumpkinseeds.