Saturday, September 4, 2010

No Cook Summer Meal

We're having a heat wave here in Southern California. When the temps are high, I really don't want to cook and heat up the house. Combine that with the inspiration I had yesterday of mixing unexpected ingredients and I came up with this...


I combined two cans of organic black beans, a cup of thawed frozen white corn, two diced tomatoes, two diced zucchini and three finely sliced green onions. For a dressing, I combined about 1/2 cup of mayonaise, the juice of one large lime, several shakes of Tapatio hot sauce, chili powder, fresh basil cut in a chiffonade style (stack the leaves, roll them, and thinly slice the roll to get thin strands), and salt and pepper to taste. I poured this mixture over the vegetables and mixed it all up.

It was delicious! We tried it with chips and liked it but found out we got a much bigger punch of flavor by just eating it with a spoon. The lime, chili and basil were a great combination of flavors for the dressing and all the veggies. I think it would be great with some finely diced jalapeno too. And, it might be really good rolled up in lettuce leaves. Yum! I'll definitely make this again! :-D

4 comments:

KarenB said...

Sounds delicious!

jomamma said...

Mmmm, I agree on the jalapeno or Serrano pepper. I love dips and some times I'm tempted to just make a sandwich of them. In a pita of course, don't want to loose anything.

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

We call this Texas Caviar!! I use salsa for the dressing on mine. Your version with the addition of basil and that great dressing looks and sounds delicious!!!!

Benita said...

And healthy, too! Gosh, I'm drooling just reading the ingredients list. Yum!!