With World Cup fever firmly taken hold, and the trumpeting sound of the vuvuzelas heard wherever there's a game, it's time to turn to the best possible accompaniment to viewing the games; that means snacking!
Below is a dish which honors the heritage of many of the teams taking part in the World Cup, and features both nutritional benefits and taste.
Boston Breakers Black Bean Spinach Dip
Here's a tasty dip that's a helpful recovery food because it is rich in both carbs and protein. Bring it to a post-game tailgate party, along with some baked chips.
- 1 15.5 ounce (440 g) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- ? cup (120 g) salsa
- 1 4.5 ounce (135 g) can chopped chilies
- 1 10-ounce box (300 g) chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (8 ounces, 240 g), preferably low-fat
- 1 chopped jalapeno, as desired
- Optional: 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro, or to taste
- Mash the beans either by hand using the back of a fork or in a blender or food processor. Leave some beans whole, for varied texture.
- In a medium bowl, combine the beans, salsa, chilies, spinach, cumin, cheese (cilantro and jalapeno).
- Pour the bean mixture into a pie-plate or other similar baking dish. Bake in 350? F (180? C) oven until well heated, about 20-30 minutes.
- Serve with baked corn chips.
Yield: 10 servings
Total Calories: 1,200 (without chips)
Calories per serving: 120