Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The BEST summer salad!

I have made four double recipes of this Black Bean Fiesta Salad this summer, and I'm going to make another tomorrow.  There are only two of us in this household, too.  (I found the recipe in the 2003 Taste of Home Annual Recipes.)  If it lasts two days, it tastes even better!  (Linking up with Rural Thursday)
Chop vegetables

Add black beans

Add red onion

Add cubed Monterey Jack cheese

Stir in the corn

Mix dressing ingredients and shake before adding

Mix well, cover and refrigerate

1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 each sweet red and green pepper, diced  (I sub orange for green)
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 cup sliced or diced red onion
3/4 cup cubed Monterey Jack cheese

Dressing:   3 tablespoons lemon juice
                    3 tablespoons cider vinegar
                    2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
                    garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, minced
                    1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (I use dry Italian dressing mix...half  a package)
                    1 teaspoon pepper
                    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
In a large bowl, combine peppers, onion, celery, beans, corn and cheese.   In a jar with a tight-fitting
lid, combine the dressing ingredients and shake well.  Pour over vegetable mixture and toss.  Cover
and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.  


Anne Payne said...

Yummy! It looks delicious. I'm printing out the recipe and trying it this weekend :)

Danielle said...

It reminds me of what we call "Texas Caviar" here and we serve it with Frito scoops ;)

Nancy Claeys said...

I think this is the first recipe I've seen you post Evelyn. It looks awesome and healthy.

Daryl said...

oh yum bet i could add tofu instead of or along with the cheese .. thanks for this i am always looking for interesting meatless salads ..

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

There are just some recipes that taste better the next day.

alissa apel said...

That does look really good!

Terri Buster said...

Looks delicious!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Looks fresh and delicious! A perfect summer salad. Does the cider vinegar in the dressing make it taste like apples? Me no likey apples. :)

Candy C. said...

YUM-YUM!! Printing now! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This looks wonderful!

Bridget Larsen said...

Yummy going to make that for lunch at work next week, Keep those yummy recipes coming. Luckily we have Costco here so I can get Monterey Jack cheese

Bridget Larsen said...

That sounds so yummy, will make that for my work lunch next week, now that we have Costco here I can get Monterey Jack Cheese, Keep those yummy recipes coming

Lmkazmierczak said...

Looks delish....Thanks for the step by step♫ said...

Looks tasty.