Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Black Bean Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Mix together:
-1 can black beans
-1 can mexicorn
-1/2 diced red bell pepper
-several cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half 

In a food processor, blend the following for the dressing:
-juice of 1 lemon 
-juice of 1 lime
-2 cloves garlic
-1 handful fresh cilantro leaves
-2-3 tbsp olive oil
-salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder (a sprinkling of each)

Pour dressing over bean mix, toss, and refrigerate. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chickpea Salad

 Toss the following together in a bowl:
-1 can chickpeas, drained
-1 small can black olives, drained
-1/2 red bell pepper, diced
-1-2 cloves garlic, minced
-salt & pepper to taste

 Whisk together:
-juice of 1 fresh lemon
-3 tbspn tahini
-1 tbspn sesame oil

 Pour dressing over chickpea mix, top with fresh chopped parsley.