Corn and/or Bean Salad variations*

 

 

Fiesta Corn Salad:

This is a hit at parties.  Once you've got the ingredients: just a few minutes!   Elegant and delicious!


INGREDIENTS:

One pound of frozen corn: steamed
3/4 - 1 can of black or kidney beans, rinsed
3/4 - 1 purple onion, sliced
Fresh lime juice, 4 TBSP or more (juice of 2 limes) 
1/2 of a bunch of cilantro, chopped
1/8th teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper  (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Toss ingredients together:  serve cold      




OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:  

(These are more trouble than their worth, unless you have time on your hands.  The beauty of this dish is simplicity).  

Hearts of palm, one 15 oz. can (shown in photo)
Cut up red bell pepper
Cut up avocado
1 teaspoon salt or to taste (optional; not needed)
1 garlic clove: minced


NOTES:  

  • You need firm beans with a nice color contrast.  Canned kidney beans work well and are always firm enough;  black beans are the other preferred bean choice (sometimes not as firm).  
  • It's OK to avoid measuring and just add the amount of ingredients that seems right. 

 

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White Bean & Mango Salad:

(Similar, but no corn in this one: only one yellow ingredient at a time!)

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A can of cannellini or other white bean
1 - 2 mangoes, cut up

bunch of cilantro, cut up
purple onion, coarsely cut up
Juice of about 2 fresh limes

Note: This elegant salad, without the corn, is also a hit at get togethers.   You can just to add the quantities of ingredients that seem right, rather than measure.   The amount of lime juice is not critical, as long as it's a lot.

 

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tagged this with Excellent 2012-12-15 12:36:00 -0500
commented 2012-03-22 21:05:31 -0400 · Flag
Flexible recipe – you can add or subtract ingredients to suit your individual taste preferences.
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published this page in Quickest Recipes 2012-01-15 22:05:00 -0500