So, on the last Friday Five, a lot of people shared recipes... but I didn't, because I totally missed the idea and gave a list of foods I loved, most of which I have never made on my own. Well, today I'm doing something a bit different and will share a simple recipe with you.
Also, a few weeks ago, Deb invited me to participate on their Meatless Monday link up, and when an awesome woman invites you to her link up... you just do it!
At my parent's for Thanksgiving, we only eat breakfast, and snack until it's time for dinner. This is one snack dish I bring for us to share, it's a favorite of all, even of the brother who only eats pizza all year long.
1 can of black beans
1 can of black eye peas
Juice of 1 lime
2 table spoons of Red Wine vinegar
2 table spoons of Olive Oil ( I use Extra Virgin for more flavor)
1/2 cup of finely chopped cilantro
1 chopped medium onion
1/2 cup chopped red (or green) bell pepper
3 chopped tomatoes
1 cup of sweet corn cooked ( you can use canned, I don't, because I don't like canned corn)
In a large bowl, mix the lime juice, the vinegar, olive oil, paprika, salt a pepper. Wisk them together and taste it. Add any salt or pepper to your prefer taste ( I use this for salad dressing too, it is so tasty)
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, keeping in mind to mix the dressing from the bottom.
I got this recipe from a runner, who eat this with lettuce leaves. But I prefer to eat mine with tortilla chips, or with a side of white rice. ... but I could really snack on this bean salad all day long!
Also, I have made it without cilantro for somebody who doesn't like cilantro.
Do you Like Cilantro?
Chips or lettuce leaves?
Do you prefer red or Green peppers? I can't stand green peppers, but love red ones.