Monday, March 1, 2010

Salads for Supper

I've had a stack of cooking magazines in my cupboard for years, and this weekend I finally decided to go through and rip out the recipes I wanted and toss the rest into the recycling. I found lots of great recipes from the Kraft What's Cooking magazine, and tried out a simple salad for supper tonight. It's one that I've had a thousand times before (I think it's a standard at every potluck meal I've ever been to) but I've never actually made it myself.

lettuce, torn (I used 1/2 a head of iceberg lettuce)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. frozen corn, thawed
Tex-Mex grated cheese
Ranch dressing
nacho chips

Fill a large glass serving dish with lettuce, then top with beans and corn. Pour salsa overtop (enough to cover the corn) and sprinkle generously with grated cheese. Drizzle with Ranch dressing and top with crushed nacho chips.
I had two big bowls of this for supper (and I might have a third one before bed!) Next time I would add some diced avocado as well, but otherwise it's perfect.
Then I made another quick salad for lunch tomorrow.

1 1/4 c. couscous
1 c. water
1 tbsp. butter
cherry tomatoes, sliced
green onions, sliced
cucumber, diced (I didn't have any this time, but normally I would add some)
1/4 c. feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp. fresh herbs (I used oregano, but mint or basil would be good too)
drizzle of olive oil

Bring water, bouillon, and butter to a boil. Stir in couscous, remove from heat, and cover for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate before serving.

This is one of my favourites. It's so easy to make, and so healthy for you. Maybe I'll have some of that before bed too! (I have a 2 hour episode of Law & Order to watch, so I might as well have some healthy munchies instead of making a plate of nachos!)
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1 comment:

Sook said...

That looks like a yummy salad dish! I love couscous!