You'll have no problem getting your "5 a Day" once you discover this combination of ingredients.
This is how I do it, but feel free to change it up to your taste. It makes a batch big enough to share at a party or potluck, or to feed you for a week. The authentic flavors will make it easy to do just that.
1 can black beans (the Trader Joe's organic are cheap and have less sodium that other brands)
1/2 canned corn (Del Monte has a "no salt added" variety that is firm and tender)
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
1 small shallot or 1/2 small onion, finely diced
1/2 bell pepper (red, orange or yellow are sweetest), diced
1/2C jicama, diced
cilantro, about 3T finely chopped
cherry tomatoes (optional), about 1C, quartered
juice from 1/2 lime
red wine vinegar, 2-3T
garlic powder to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
cumin to taste
salt to taste (if your beans, corn, or chips are salty, you may not need salt here)
*note* seasoning with spices, herbs, and vinegars adds a ton of flavor without needing salt.
Drain and rinse the black beans; add to a medium/large bowl. Drain the corn and add half the can to the beans. If you don't plan on using the rest of the corn within a few days, freeze it.
Add the shallot, jalapeno, bell pepper, jicama, cilantro, lime juice, and vinegar. Stir to coat evenly, then season to taste.
Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Great as a snack with chips, served with seafood, poultry, or pork, or atop nachos.
I make these quick microwave nachos by sprinkling finely grated cheese onto chips on a microwave-safe plate. Cook on high for about 30 seconds until melted. Sprinkle on as much of the black bean salsa as you like, and microwave for another 30 seconds. Top with a little sour cream and Tapatio, and chow down.