Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summertime Individual Salads

This is an easy and fun salad to serve at your next BBQ. You will just need some pretty glass bowls and your imagination. This recipe makes 4 bowls.


2 red bell peppers, diced

2 avocados, diced

1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups cooked white rice

2 roma tomatoes, chopped

2 ears of cooked corn, scrape off kernels

olive oil

fresh lime juice

lime zest

cilantro, minced

scallions, minced

salt and pepper 


Layer the bottom of each bowl with the diced red bell peppers.

Toss the avocados with a little olive oil, lime juice and cilantro. Layer the avocado over the red bell peppers.

Layer the black beans over the avocado.

Toss the white rice with olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, scallions, salt and pepper. Layer the white rice over the black beans.

Season the tomatoes with salt and layer over the white rice.

Season the corn kernels with salt and pepper. Layer the corn over the tomatoes.

Isn't that easy? And you can substitute with leftover chicken or brown rice instead of white rice. Perhaps you have a bummer crop of zucchini  - sauté the zucchini  and  substitute a layer with zucchini.

This is a perfect appetizer or salad to serve at your next family dinner or BBQ.