Wednesday, May 16, 2007

MEXICAN RICE SALAD

Here's a great new recipe to try if you like the southwest spicy flavor. This colorful one-meal salad is a sure hit - and it's great for entertaining!

MEXICAN RICE SALAD

Dressing:
2 Tbs. cold pressed oil
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 tsp. salt

Salad:
4 C. torn romaine lettuce
1 C. cooked brown rice, chilled
1/2 C. cooked adzuki, black, or red beans, (rinsed and drained well)
3 green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 C. halved green olives
1/2 C. cut corn (raw is best)

* In a small bowl, combine dressing.
* In serving bowl, combine salad ingredients, then add dressing.
* Toss well and serve.

This recipe is from Super Simple Salads.... for the Healthy Leaner Lifestyle which has some incredible salads. Many of them are 0ne-meal salads which will make quick, easy, nutritious summer meals. To order this book, go to: http://erleentilton.com/store.htm

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

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