Wednesday, February 3, 2010

WDW - Confetti Salad


This recipe is a breath of freshness in winter! I made a big bowl of this healthy salad this week and it's been great having it in the fridge to munch on. It contains about 250 calories per cup (and I'm counting calories right now), and is chock full of veggies and all healthy ingredients. And hidden in the fresh crunchiness is actually protein, since rice and beans make a complete protein together. So this salad will hold you for awhile. Next time I think I'll make it with brown rice for more healthiness! This salad is super tasty and super good for you. Enjoy.

Confetti Salad

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp. cumin
Salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups cooked basmati rice, cooled
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup diced carrots
1 red bell pepper, diced finely
3/4 cups corn kernels
3/4 cups finely chopped tomato
1/3 cup minced fresh Italian parsley
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
2 T. finely chopped red onion

Combine all ingredients for salad in a large mixing bowl. Make dressing and pour over salad. Toss to combine. Keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.

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1 comment:

Amy Mickelson said...

I could eat a salad like this every day Auntie K. Thanks for posting the recipe.
love you.