Tonight I have a quick and easy salad to share with you. It takes just five minutes to prepare, it’s the perfect salad to serve for a summer picnic or at a holiday buffet, it would be great served with ham. It’s pretty flexible too. The main ingredients are black beans and corn. I love the colors of this salad; yellow corn kernels, black beans, red bell pepper and green cilantro. I have made this using diced tomatoes and parsley instead of red pepper and cilantro. Lime works nicely in place of the lemon, just use the juice of 2 limes in place of the lemon. The amount of cumin is flexible too. If you are not a big cumin fan, use ½ teaspoon and the flavor is pretty subtle, if you like cumin use one teaspoon. Served with a little sliced fruit on a bed of lettuce this would be a very nice lunch.
1 can corn, drained (about 11 oz.)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (about 15 oz.)
1 small onion diced (about ½ cup)
1 small red bell pepper diced
Juice of a lemon
¼ cup chopped cilantro
½ to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients in medium mixing bowl; add additional salt or cumin to taste.
I’m including a few pictures of New York from our recent trip. It was a perfect weekend; three days spent with great friends, three great Broadway shows and lots of good food and of course a few good drinks (maybe more than a few).