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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Refreshing Southwest Salad

This yummy salad is usually a regular part of the spread at family get togethers. It is a simple solution for eating healthier and the best part is, you don't have to sacrifice flavor!

Ingredients needed:
2 heads romaine lettuce, washed, dried and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans red beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans sweet yellow corn drained
6 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
For dressing mix in a liquid measuring cup:
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1-2 teaspoons kosher salt(to taste)
Combine all of the vegetables and beans in a large salad bowl. Then drizzle the salad dressing over the top and mix to evenly distribute the dressing throughout.

image by Kar


Unknown said...

i believe i had a variation of this just the other day. It had quinoa instead of the iceberg. those bean salads are just great!

Kar said...

Mom did it with quinoa huh? That sounds dang good! You ready to do a post for us?:)

kalanicut said...

Okay we are "no vinegar" eaters so I'm always looking for salad dressings without vinegar. Love this!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Mmm. Pretty much any recipe that has "Southwest" in the title is delicious. This one is a main dish-er for me - too good to just be a side.

{lindy baker cakes} said...

Yum!!!!!! This looks awesome!

martanna said...

i just made this for our [quick, don't know what to make on a saturday night] dinner! so refreshing!!! thank you!