The recipes below are from Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches With Pulses - The New Superfood  by Cynthia Sass. To purchase your own copy of the book, please visit Amazon

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½ cup quartered grape tomatoes (about 16)
¼ cup minced yellow bell pepper
¼ cup minced white onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon minced fresh jalapeno
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
3 large outer romaine leaves
1 cup black beans (BPA free canned, drained and rinsed is OK)
¼ of a ripe avocado, diced


In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cayenne, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice. Toss together and marinate in the fridge for at least 10 minutes. Fill romaine leaves evenly with black beans. Top with chilled vegetable mixture, and garnish with avocado.

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