¾ cup rinsed and drained black beans
1 ½ teaspoons fresh lime juice
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 dozen onion or garlic brown rice crackers
1 ounce Cabot Sharp Lite50 Cheddar, finely grated (about ¼ cup)
Ground chipotle pepper or mild chili powder to taste
These yummy hot appetizers are ready to serve in less than 10 minutes. Opt for the chili powder if you prefer less heat. Makes 2 dozen.
MASH together beans, lime juice and cumin into coarse puree with fork, in small bowl. Season with salt. In another small bowl, stir together corn and cilantro.
SPREAD each cracker with 1 teaspoon bean mixture and top with ½ teaspoon corn mixture.
SET on a microwave-safe plate and top each with 1 teaspoon of cheese and a sprinkle of chipotle pepper or chili powder. Microwave in batches, just until cheese is melted.