1 ½ cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 (14.5 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 cup minced red onion
  1. Place pine nuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Whisk lime juice, oil, cilantro, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the corn, pine nuts, beans, cabbage, tomato and onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Freshly ground pepper and salt to taste just before serving

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1 clove garlic
1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained (reserve liquid)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Crush garlic clove and place in food processor
  2. Add black beans, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper; process until smooth.
  3. Add enough of the reserved liquid (1 tablespoon at a time) from the beans to reach desired consistency, pulsing after each addition.
  4. Serve with tortillas, crackers or sliced vegetables.
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1 cup corn meal
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Combine corn meal, water, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. 
  2. Stir mixture until dough forms a ball and stays together. Add a little water if necessary, a tablespoon or two at a time. 
  3. Let dough rest for at least 20 minutes (the longer, the better).

  4. Preheat oven to 400 F. 
  5. Using your hands, press dough out onto an ungreased baking sheet, making it as thin as possible. Use a knife to score chips into desired shape. 
  6. Bake 20 minutes, or until slightly browned and crispy. Makes about 45 chips (1" square).


1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes & green chilies (Ro-tel)
1 (15.5-oz) can great northern beans, rinsed & drained
2 cups chopped kale or spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blender. Process until smooth. 

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