• 1 (15.5 ounce) can Michigan Black Beans, drained and rinsed, or 1-3/4 cups cooked dried beans
  • 2 small zucchinis, unpeeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) mozzarella or Monterey jack cheese, cut into small cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place beans, zucchini, garlic, and dressing in medium, nonmetal bowl. Mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow time for the flavors to blend.
  3. Add tomato and cheese just before serving. Toss lightly.
  4. Serve with whole grain tortilla chips.

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