Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Black Bean Salad with Corn, Peppers, Avocado & Lime Dressing


It was just Abigail and I for dinner tonight, and we couldn't get enough of this salad. I cooked the black beans early in the day before the temperature sky-rocketed. We assembled the salad together this afternoon, leaving it to marinate in the refrigerator while we made a quick trip to the library.

Salad + watermelon for supper, were followed by a huge pot of stove-popped popcorn prepared in coconut oil and sprinkled with nutritional yeast and an evening of reading on the sofa. Yep, it was a perfect night!

Black Bean Salad with Corn, Peppers, Avocado & Lime Dressing
Serves 6-8

6 c. cooked black beans (You can use 2 15-oz cans)
2 14 oz. can Green Giant White Shoepeg whole kernel corn, vacuum packed
2 red bell peppers, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, diced- including stems
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
zest from 2 limes
lime juice from 2 fresh limes
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2 Hass avocados, cubed

Combine all ingredients except for the avocados in a large bowl. Mix well. Cover and chill a few hours or overnight. Right before serving, add diced avocados.

Adapted from Once Upon a Chef




8 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

That sounds fantastic! I am going to make this!

Deanna

Bonnie said...

Oh my that sounds good!

Terri said...

Wow! That sounds great!

Rachel said...

We tried this one too and loved it.
Nutritional yeast??? Why? Flavor? Health benefits?

Tracy said...

Rachel, the nutritional yeast contains B12, which is found in meats, dairy, and eggs. Since eating mostly plant based foods, I've been having this on popcorn as a supplement, but it has a nice taste, too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutritional_yeast

Sharon said...

This looks so good! I have some nutritional yeast that I sprinkle on popcorn too. ;-)

Mrs. B said...

This sounds delicious! Thank you for posting the recipe for this...I have relatives coming in 3 weeks for a visit and they are vegetarian so I think I may make this for them.

Also, what is 'nutritional yeast'? I've been hearing about it recently.

Mrs. B said...

Oh....I just saw you answered my question already because someone else asked about it too. :o)

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