Here’s my quick recipe for a fully loaded (vegetarian version) potato:
Potatoes: I washed a couple of potatoes, poked holes in them with a fork, put them in a medium bowl half filled with water, and then used the “Baked Potato” function on my microwave.
Topping: In a fry pan, I sauteed a chopped onion in some olive oil and then added a can of drained (and rinsed) black beans along with a can of drained “Mexican style” tomatoes (diced tomatoes with peppers mixed in). Other veggies like corn can be a nice addition. As for seasoning, it’s your choice. I happened to go with Weber’s New Orleans blend.
Once everything was cooked, I added some plain yogurt on top and ended up with this:
Not the most prettiest of dishes, but yummy enough to finish it off:
Need a quick, healthy snack?
Perhaps you need to bring something to your next party or get-together?
How about you try my salsa recipe? 🙂
(1) In a bowl, mix together the following ingredients:
1 can of black beans (drained and then rinsed well)
1 can of sweet corn
Half of a fresh green bell pepper (chopped into smaller pieces)
Dash of sugar or 1 sugar substitute packet
1 teaspoon (or more depending on your preference) of Cajun seasoning mix (example: Weber N’Orleans Cajun Seasoning)
(2) Cover bowl and let it sit in the refrigerator to marinate for 3 or more hours.
(3) Serve bean and corn salsa with tortilla chips or pita chips.
Need a fancier version of this salsa? Check out http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/02/saintly-black-and-gold-salsa.html .