Super Bowl Sunday is upon us! Whip up this nutritious and super simple black bean salsa that will have your guests cheering, no matter what team they are rooting for today!

If you watch ESPN regularly, then you know Mark Schlereth. Mark’s both a talented radio and TV sportscaster. And certainly it goes without saying, with an NFL career like his, he was a pretty good football player, too. During his 12 years in the NFL, he played in two Pro Bowls and won three Super Bowls — one with the Washington Redskins and two with the Denver Broncos.

This is Mark’s black bean salsa recipe, which he recommends you serve with his Green Chile Eggs Benedict.

Black Bean Salsa

Contributor: Mark Schlereth


1 (14-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained (“Mom” prefers organic)
1 cup Homemade Salsa (see below)
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice and zest of 1 lime
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Combine the black beans, salsa, cilantro, and lime juice, and zest ingredients in a bowl. Season with the salt and pepper, and stir well.

Makes about 3 cups.

Excerpted from Mad Genius Tips by Justin Chapple. Copyright © 2016 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.