Category Archives: Potluck

Mild Southwest Vegetable Bean Salad

Mild Southwest Vegetable Bean Salad

The slightly sweet, mildly spicy and bright lime flavors added to the pre-packaged store bought vegetables and beans mixture, make this a dream dish for someone with little time to prepare healthy meals from scratch. I usually defrost by leaving frozen food in the refrigerator overnight, but, you can also microwave on high for 2 minutes and it will still be cool to touch. The edamame was not included in the mix but, I like it for looks and flavor. Reserve extra lime juice if not serving immediately. Add it just before serving. Finely chopped cilantro is also great in this, when you have the time.

Mild Southwest Vegetable Bean Salad
 
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So delicious and quick to your table!
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Californian
Serves:: about 3 cups serves: 6
Ingredients:
  • 1 14oz pkg frozen Birds Eye C&W “the Ultimate Southwest Blend”, defrosted
  • 1 C Frozen shelled edamame, defrosted
  • 2 T Fresh cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 fresh Lime, zested and juiced
  • ½ t Blue agave nectar
  • ¼ t Chili powder, plus more to taste if desired
  • 1 Avocado, to garnish, as desired (optional)
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and gently toss until well mixed.
  2. Can be served at room temperature, chilled, or warmed.
  3. Can be made in advance, tightly covered, and served as needed.
  4. Will last for about 1 week refrigerated.

 

Quick & Easy Summer Bean Salad – If it’s too hot to cook!

Quick & Easy Summer Bean Salad – If it’s too hot to cook!

Sometimes even chefs don’t feel like cooking at home! If the summer’s heat has gotten to you, here’s a delicious and easy shortcut for a no-cook meal! It works great if you’re grilling or barbecuing, too! Use my shortcut with  flavored low sodium canned beans and you’re so close to a great summer salad!  … Continue Reading

Indian Summer Salad and Dressing

Indian Summer Salad and Dressing

This bold and exotic salad makes the most of your garden’s summer vegetables, paired mildly with the spices of India and the combination of crunchy multigrain noodles, peanuts, raisins and dried peas from Marjans’ Bhuja Original Snack Mix, as your topping; and it’s fantastic summer fare! I just found this topping in the grocery store… Continue Reading

Crust-less Zucchini Quiche – Makes a healthy Breakfast!

Crust-less Zucchini Quiche – Makes a healthy Breakfast!

There are some foods you might miss more than others when you’re trying to get or stay healthier. This updated, light version of quiche, entirely eliminates the crust and loads up on vegetables, too. It also reduces calories by cutting back just a bit on 1 yolk, but you won’t miss the flavor because the… Continue Reading

Mason Jar Taco Salad – Flavorful and Tangy!

Mason Jar Taco Salad – Flavorful and Tangy!

This salad is so tangy, juicy, meaty and delicious; it’s a simple favorite you’ll love! See my turkey taco salad for a crowd recipe, without using the mason jars because it’s simpler when serving a larger number of people, if that suits you better. But, this recipe is created for individuals to have available during… Continue Reading