Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cumin, Black Eyes and Corn Salad- YUM-O

Looking for a quick dish to take to a super bowl party, pot luck, or just have at you go. At 200 calories per serving (1 cup) is perfect.

olive oil
1/3 c. raw pecans
2 large ears of corn (or a can- drained- if not in season)
2 15 oz. cans of no salt added black eyed peas (drained and rinsed)
1 small shallot
1/2 red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
3/4 tsp. salt
fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp EVOO
1 Tbsp maple syrup

Heat up your cast iron and add some olive oil...throw in the pecans and toast lightly - about 3 minutes(this is a must for the full flavor of the dish)
Add the corn, red pepper, and shallot
again...just toss for about 5 minutes (keep it crunchy)
then put it in a bowl, mix in the black eyed peas, and the seasonings... are done.
Chill until you are ready to serve.

It is soooo good, you won't even believe it!!!!

On the not as healthy side...for Superbowl...I am not making the above.
My diet is going on hold for a day and I am going to listen to the little sound of nachos in the you hear it?
well, check out these recipes and I am sure you will.

Beef fajita nachos:

Buffalo chicken nachos:

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