Tuesday, July 15, 2008

corn & black bean salad...

2 cans corn, drained
2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained & rinsed
1 red onion, diced
grape tomatos
sliced black olives
chopped parsley
1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
3/4 cup Fat Free Italian dressing
1 tsp chili powder

Combine first six ingredients. Whisk together lemon juice, dressing & chili powder and pour over salad. Let marinade at least 1 hour in the fridge before serving.

I threw this together so fast for a BBQ, and for some reason I didn't have the highest expectations for this one. Boy, was I wrong. It quickly disappeared!! The dressing is surprisingly...FABULOUS! The chili powder takes away that bottled dressing taste & the lemon juice just adds a little zip to it. This is perfect for Summer because there is nothing in it that could spoil if left out.


The Farmer's Wife said...

I love your blog. I will check back often!

Prudy said...

I love black bean salads-they are always a hit. Those curry wraps look so yummy too.

alison said...

So I guess that means you don't have any leftovers?

diane said...

The dressing sounds good. I've made a version of this before. I'll try it again with your dressing.