Mexican food has to be on my list of tops and when I don’t feel like cooking but am hungry I often use chips and salsa as a meal replacer. Possibly not the healthiest of choices but it makes my heart happy. Last night was one of those nights. The little vegan was out for the evening so the hubby and I had planned on going out to eat but never found the motivation. Having chips but no salsa in the house I decided to throw something together and add some protein to it in order to have a little more substance. It came out really good and I will definitely be making it again so I thought I would share. If you aren’t allergic to avocados like me I would recommend adding them to the mix. Also I used what I had on hand so you can feel free to improvise.
1 cup diced tomatoes – I used Heirloom, you want a juicy variety
1 jarred hearts of palm diced
1 15 oz can of black beans drained
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 jalapeno seeded and diced
juice of 1 lime
1/4 pepitas (pumpkin seeds) – I used salted
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp chili powder
1 clove of garlic pressed
cilantro per taste, chopped
Mix all ingredients together and serve with chips. It made a filling snack for two.