What's for Supper?
There is only David and me at home these days and
I have a hard time coming up with creative menus.
Why is it easier to cook for a crowd than just two?
My friend Gloria made this salad from Ina Garten for one of our get togethers.
The Barefoot Contessa is one of my favorite cooking shows
so I knew it would be good.
It's become one of our favorite salads.
The flavor is wonderful and it is easy to put together.
Not only does it taste good but it is so pretty!
I'm sharing the recipe in case you are looking
for something new and tasty to prepare.
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 1/2 inch diced
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup diced red onion
2 tablespoons minced jalapeno peppers, seeded
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1/4 cup good olive oil
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (1 large or 2 small)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 ripe Hass avacados, seeded, peeled and 1/2 inch diced
Place tomatoes, yellow pepper, black beans, red onion, jalapeno peppers,
and lime zest in a large bowl.
Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper,
garlic and cayenne pepper and pour over the vegetables.
Toss well. Just before you are ready to serve, add the avocados.
Check the seasoning and serve at room temperature.
I thought my niece Ashley would especially love this salad.
She lives in Florida and has these wonderful fresh vegetables year around.
So, I have the salad for supper......now what am I going to have with it?