The fat in this salsa comes from avocado, an excellent source of monounsaturated (good) fat. It helps increase your HDL (good) cholesterol level and decrease your LDL (bad) cholesterol level.
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 small papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes*
1/2 red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large ripe avocado, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Combine black beans and next 5 ingredients in a glass bowl. Whisk together rind and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, and drizzle over bean mixture. Toss gently to coat. Cover and chill salsa until ready to serve.
*1/2 (24-ounce) jar papaya available in the produce section of your supermarket may be substituted for fresh papaya. If you can't find papaya, substitute 2 ripe mangoes, cubed.
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