Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday Fun-Day Salad

Tina and Omar were our awesome hosts for a great Sunday Fun-day! Not only was the house full or great people it was full of great food! Omar grilled some chicken kabobs, burgers and hot dogs like it was his calling in life. Oh and the pineapple....hello love of my life!! SO GOOD!!

Tina made a macaroni salad that was delish! Sarah brought veggies and dip, she's my fav because she had radishes! I heart radishes! Steve and Sarah also made adult cupcakes with KAILUA in them and in the whipped cream frosting!! What better way to cocktail! Weee!

Laurie made buffalo chicken dip. A classic party goodie that always goes over well.

And beer everyone brought beer.

The only thing missing was some freaking sunshine!!

Hello Mother Nature, it's me Barbie. You see me I know you do I'm extremely pale and wearing long sleeves still and dying to wear some open toe shoes. Can we have a little talk about this no sunshine stuff??

As for me I sort of winged it based on some recipes I've seen online over the years. I made a corn and black bean salad. IT WAS SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!! Again I may be partial!!

So here is the recipe my darlings!!

Enjoy and Keep on Making Stuff!!

Corn and Black Bean Salad

1 cup lime juice
1-1.5 cups of EVOO(the amount will depend on how much dressing you like)
Salt, pepper, garlic to taste.
The seasoning part for me was a add a dash taste game until it was just right. Same with the lime juice. I added a bit more once the salad was done for a little extra zing!

2 cups cooked white rice
2 cans of black beans partially drained (i used one plan and one seasoned)
1 bag of frozen corn (Steve had a great idea to use trader Joes fire roasted corn i agree!)
1 red 1 yellow and 1 orange bell pepper
1 medium red onion
2 avocados
Approx 12 cherry tomatoes halved


I let the frozen bag of corn thaw in the fridge over night.
In a large bowl mix the beans and corn in a bowl.
Now cook 2 cups of rice.
Once rice is done add to beans and corn and stir until mixed well.
Add about 1/2 of your dressing and really give it a good stir. Take a taste and see if anything need to be added more lime juice salt pep etc. I added a dash more of each but for you it may be just right.
I let it sit for about a hour so the dressing could really settle in.
Ok so give all your veggies a good chop. I diced all mine. OK WAIT! Don't cut the avocados until right before you are ready to serve it!
So now add all your veggies and again give it a good stir. Stir like you mean it! Stir like you are trying to get rid of that flabby upper arm you somehow acquired over the winter. (just saying ahaha)
and VOILA!!

Your yummy healthy tasty salad is done. Like I said add the avocados right before you are ready to serve.
Now like I said I know there are about 42 million recipes like this on the net but I cannot give any specific blog or site credit because I essentially winged if from what I have read. So to all you folks with a similar recipe already post....THANK YOU!

Oh and this salad is great 24 hours after you make it. I have some today for lunch and it's calling my name!!