Monday, June 29, 2009

Salad of the Week

I found tonight's salad online when trying to find something that used my garden cilantro - yum! I was completely disheartened when my mom told me it didn't last all summer and would go to seed soon, what a tragedy!

They called this Black Bean Salad, but that is pretty boring, so I'd like to give it a different name... how about ... "My Kids Did Not Like This Salad!" Ha! Actually they both ate 3 or 4 bitefuls, but neither wanted to eat anymore.

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
2 cans kernal corn (I used 4 cobs fresh corn and cut it off with a knife)
8 green onions, chopped (I used 4)
2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and minced) - no wonder my kids didn't like it!
1 green pepper (I used yellow and orange)
1 4 oz. jar of pimento
3 tomatoes (I used yellow tomato)
1 cup fresh cilantro - yeah, baby!
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup italian salad dressing
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 avocado, chopped (I added this on top on our plates, so it wouldn't brown in the leftovers)

Combine all ingredients, toss and chill! Jay and I really liked this salad, a little bit of kick to it and refreshing with the cilantro. We used Farmboy natural tortilla chips to scoop the salad up and we also had a half piece of Santa Fe spiced chicken.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

I had avacado in my salad tonight too. I tossed it in lemon juice, gave the ranch dressing a bit of a kick :)
Your salad sounds cool. I will have to try it out. Nice to see all the protein with the beans too!