Black Bean and Corn Relish

Black Bean and Corn Relish

(makes 12 servings)

1 15-ounce (425 g) can black beans, rinsed and well drained
1 1/2 cups (225 g) cooked fresh corn, cut from 3 ears of corn
3 scallions, white part and 1 inch (2.5 cm) green, chopped
1/3 to 1/2 cup (48 to 56 g) cilantro leaves, minced
2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt (optional)
freshly ground pepper to taste

  1. Combine the beans and corn in a serving bowl. Stir in scallions and cilantro, starting with 1/3 cup (48 g) and adding more to taste
  2. Drizzle mixture with olive oil and lemon juice. Stir well. Add salt (if using) and pepper.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Per serving: 63 calories (36% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 3 g total fat (0.3 g saturated fat), 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 34 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (1/2 bread/starch), 1/2 fat