Sunday, May 23, 2010

Vegan Southwest Salad

You need:
-salad mix of choice
-1 tomato, diced
-1 can "fiesta corn" or "mexicorn," drained
-1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
-1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
-1 small handful blue corn chips (I used the "red hot blues" flavor by Garden of Eaten)
-1-2 tablespoons Jalapeno Jack Style Almond cheese (I can only find this at Earthfare)
-1-2 tablespoons Roasted Red Pepper vinaigrette (I used Seeds of Change brand from Earthfare)

I mixed my corn and black beans together in a storage container and then used about a handful in my salad.

Mediterranean Salad

You need:
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 english cucumber, diced
- 1 cup roasted red peppers, diced
- 1 can hearts of palm, diced
- 1 small can sliced black olives
- juice of one fresh lemon
- herbed feta cheese

1. Dice all vegetables and toss together in a bowl.
2. Squeeze lemon juice into bowl over vegetables
3. Top with feta right before serving (otherwise the feta will get soggy if left in mix in refrigerator)