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Not Your Average Salad

In food on May 26, 2009 at 11:55 pm
Corn & Black Bean Salad

Corn & Black Bean Salad

Between jalapeños and Italian dressing this vegetable-packed side brought both color and flavor to our Memorial Day cookout – and we hope it will accompany you to your upcoming summer picnics and potlucks.  

The assembly is simple and well worth the slicing and dicing of these veggies:

-whole-kernel white sweet corn

-black beans (drained and rinsed!)

-red bell pepper, chopped

-cucumber, chopped

-tomato, chopped

-green onion, sliced

-jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Just combine the above ingredients in a large bowl and set aside while you create the dressing. In a small bowl pour ¾ cup of your favorite Italian dressing and accent it with lemon juice and freshly chopped cilantro…now you are ready to add it to your salad.

Combine salad and dressing, cover and place in the fridge for several hours before serving.  
And there you have it.  A great salad, minus the lettuce.

Until next time,

xoxo,

VTB

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