"He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings. There He makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, and sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest. He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; and He does not let their cattle decrease."
August 26, 2008
Delicious Southwestern Summer Salad
Over Fourth of July weekend my aunt brought this salad to a family get-together and I fell in love with it. And now it is a staple pretty much every week! It is so good, light, refreshing, filling--and EASY! When I make this, it's the main course and Brian LOVES it! He gets excited when he knows we're having it! :)
Salad: -Bagged Salad greens (I use Romaine mix, and one bag feeds me and
Brian for 1 meal--we like big salads)
-1 large tomato diced
-1 can corn drained
-1 can black beans drained and rinsed
-shredded cheddar cheese
-tortilla chips broken up
Dressing: -1/4 cup lime juice
-1/4 cup olive oil
-3 Tablespoons cilantro
-1 clove garlic
-1/2 teaspoon cumin
-1/2 teaspoon chili powder
You can chop the cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic and then mix all of the ingredients well, or you can do what I do and just throw it all in a food processor or blender.
Then you layer the salad in a bowl: lettuce, tomatoes, corn, black beans, chips, cheese, dressing. Easy as that.
(We like a lot of dressing on our salads too, so I usually double the recipe which leaves a little left over for whatever you want to use it for--it's good on sandwiches and to dip veggies or chips in. I mixed up a BIG quadruple batch of it a few weeks ago and kept it in a jar in the fridge, but it ended up seperating and getting all funky, so I'll keep a small batch for just a couple of days now.)
I hope ya'll make this and enjoy it! We sure do!
I got a little happy with the fiesta ware! These are mega big gumbo/salad bowls and as you can see, they are full! YUM! I didn't know how hard it is to make food look good on camera! These pics aren't the most appetizing things out there, sorry--I am not Pioneer Woman for sure!