Friday, June 4, 2010

Fresh, Easy and High Addictive . . .

I just read that title and decided it sounds a bit like a description of a promiscuous woman! Oh well.

I haven't posted in over three weeks.  I've been busy with huge parties, painting projects, beach trips and bad eating habits.  But I'm back and I'm trying to be good.

Here's a recipe I took to the beach house for all the Healthy Wife ladies to enjoy.  The Queen asked for the recipe this morning, so I thought I'd share it with you all:

Fresh Corn & Bean Salad

1 pkg. Good Seasoning Italian dressing (Mix according to directions, do not use Zesty)
1 can black beans
1 can black-eyed peas
1 can shoe peg corn

Drain and rinse the three cans of ingredients.  Place in large bowl.

Dice the following and add to the above:

2 bunches of green onions
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
3 tomatoes
cilantro (optional)

Let marinate and chill for one hour.  Serve with Baked Tostitos or as an accompaniment to any kind of taco, wrap or burrito.

Samantha's Note:
I think you could use 2/3 of the dressing and it would be just fine. Don't freak out that you're using dressing - this makes A LOT of salad, so your spreading the dressing out over probably 16 or so servings.  It might also be delicious to seed and dice a cucumber for some extra crunch if you want more veggies. 

Let me know if any of you try this.

{Picture is not of actual dish . . . just found in the web.}


  1. This looks amazing! I love food like this!!

  2. I've made this before. It is a favorite!

  3. I know I would gobble that up with or without an accompanying main dish.

  4. This salad is absolutely yummy, I could have eaten the whole bowl by myself. I'm going to make it for our family reunion along with some enchiladas. Pioneer woman's enchiladas for those not concerned about calories and then a black bean and sweet potato enchilada for those who are participating in the challenge.

  5. Oh, Pioneer enchilladas....yummy.

  6. So tasty--thanks for sharing!

  7. What are Pioneer enchiladas? Audrey made this for our party and it was a sensational hit.