Thursday, September 25, 2008

What to eat Wednesday- on Thursday (again)

Because of all the hoopla with the bikes yesterday- and other life events- I did not get the what to eat posted.
And since I know there are those who check back just to see what the what to eat wednesday was-
I am posting it today.
This is another recipe via Donna . (via Andrea Trowbridge-Arlington Texas Stake Family Cookbook)
(other recipes from Donna here and here and here
and here)
Nobody cried at dinner tonight- everyone ate it. Jack took it for his lunch too.
I love how quick this one is, full of vegetables and a little protein.
Southwestern Chicken-Bean Salad
Low Fat and Low Calorie

2 scallions (I sub red onion) chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2- cans black beans, rinsed and drained (I use 1 can)
1 Cup frozen corn
4 TB lime juice (I have used lemon, but lime is better)
2 TB canola oil
2-4 chicken breasts, grilled and chopped into bite size pieces
4 TB taco seasoning (I used about 2 TB since I decrease the beans)
1/3 C cilantro chopped (I skip this)
8 TB sour cream or ranch dressing
1 avocado chopped (this is my addition)

Combine, scallions or red onion, peppers, beans and corn in a large bowl; toss until well mixed. Add lime juice and oil to bean mixture, toss to coat. Add chicken, taco seasoning and cilantro; toss. Add avacado.
Top with sour cream/ranch dressing and serve as is or rolled up in a tortilla or with tortilla chips.

This is great the next day- the avocado is fine because of the lime juice.


Layne Bushell said...

I make a similar recipe all the time - especially when the garden veggies come one! My dressing is lime, oil, salt and pepper. The rest is black beans, can of corn, tomatoes, zuchini, cilantro, and green onion. My recipe doesn't call for chicken, though i add it a lot of the time. We put it on the tortilla and top it with shredded jack cheese and place it under the broiler for a minute or two. Everything gets crispy and yummy. Then we top with sour cream and guac (if i have it). One of my favorite, favorite meals!

Jenn said...

Another call to the taste buds! Sounds delish!

Melissa said...

I am a huge fan of What to eat Wednesday's after this recipe and the pasta salad. Both have been so delicious and satisfying! Thanks for sharing!