Happy Friday, everyone! Before I go on to Weekend Potluck, I wanted to Flashback to an old favorite from last summer. I don’t know about you, but I am always trying to find ways to fill our tummies in healthy and low-cost ways, and this salad fits the bill. Serving beans and rice at least one meal a week, can drastically reduce your overall grocery bill each month!
Never in a million years would I have expected the flavors of the dressing to be so perfect with the basic bean & rice base. Try it, you won’t be sorry. This is one of those meals that can be waiting for you after a fun afternoon at the pool this summer, since it’s great room temperature or cold from the fridge!
(click for easy printable at Tasty Kitchen, where this salad has gotten 5 star ratings!)
For the Salad:
4 cups cooked brown Basamati rice, warm or at room temperature
1 – 6 oz box Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice, prepared according to directions
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups cooked, seasoned, cubed chicken
1 (12-oz.) can corn, drained
4 green onions, chopped
2 t. salt
2 T. Garlic powder
For the Dressing:
1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 T. red wine vinegar 2 T. packed brown sugar 2/3 cup olive oil 4 pickled jalapeno pepper rounds, finely chopped 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin
Combine all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and whisk well. Toss with salad. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 8-10.
Now, on to Weekend Potluck, where friends & foodies meet and eat all weekend long!
Now, let’s take a quick peek back at last week…
The recipe with the most clicks was ~
Community Cookbook Salads by South Your Mouth
Recipes that caught our attention ~
Rolo Cheesecake Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Loaded Baked Potato Salad by Dishing with Leslie
And, a personal favorite ~
Pot-luck Coleslaw by Living Rancho Delux
Your hostesses ~
- Sunflower Supper Club ~ Kim & Julie
- Life As a Lofthouse ~ Holly
- 4 Little Fergusons~ Tonya
- The Country Cook~ Brandie
- Meet Penny ~ Tabitha
- The Better Baker ~ Marsha
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