Black Bean Pate

Course : Beans
Serves: 6
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3 cloves garlic -- peeled
2 cans black beans -- (15 ounce) rinsed and drained
1/3 cup salsa
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice -- fresh squeezed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash hot chili powder -- or to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
8 cups mesclun -- mescaline

Preparation / Directions:

In a blender or food processor, finely chop the garlic. Add the black beans, salsa, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, the cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the chili power; process until the mixture is smooth, 1-2 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, pepper, the remaining tablespoon of lime juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add the mesclun, among 6 plates. Spoon the black bean pate into small ramekins or bowls and place each in the center of the mesclun.


Nutritional Information:

250 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat; (11% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 42g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 245mg Sodium

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