Sunday, July 31, 2011

Black Bean Salad---- Mango Salsa

I have made both of these recipes multiple times. We love them both. The black Bean salad comes from Bobby Flay of Food network. The Mango Salsa comes from Tina Eahart.
I would put 4* by both of these

Printable Recipe:
Black Bean and Corn Salad
1 small clove garlic
pinch salt, plus 2 teaspoons
Juice 1 1/2 limes (about 3 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh corn kernels (from about 2 ears)
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small hass avocado, halved, seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves and stems
Make the dressing: Smash the garlic clove, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and with the knife, mash and smear the mixture to a coarse paste. Whisk the garlic paste, lime juice, and chili powder together in a bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, starting with a few drops and drizzle the rest in a steady stream.

For the salad: Cook the corn, bell pepper, and onion in the olive oil until beginning to brown on high heat in a skillet. Toss in the black beans and cook until warm. Add the dressing and stir until combined.  Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and gently fold in avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro. Serve

Mango salsa:
2 mango - peeled and cubed
1/4 red bell pepper
1/4 green bell pepper- I just used 1/2 green bell pepper
1 small cucumber, diced
1 small can (about 1/4 cup) crushed pineapple, drained
1 clove garlic, crushed and smeared with salt into a paste
1-2 scallions - green parts too- I used red onion
1-2 Tablespoons cilantro - leaves and stims
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients except lime juice and garlic in a bowl.  Make the garlic into a paste by crushing the garlic with salt by using the back of your knife.  Add that to a small bowl with the lime juice. Add it to the vegetable/fruit mixture.

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