Black Bean and Corn Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (canned) black beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn
  • 2 red/yellow mini peppers (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (crushed)
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • hot sauce of your preference (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Open the can and rinse the beans.
  2. Microwave frozen corn for one minute.
  3. Add everything (except hot sauce) together in the bowl.
  4. Add hot sauce as desired.

*Salad can be eaten immediately or can be kept in the fridge for a day.

*Cooked quinoa or couscous can be added to the salad.

Thai Mango Salad With Peanut Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch lettuce (washed and chopped)
  • 1 mango-ripe but hard (sliced in matchstick shape)
  • 1/2 cup tofu (pressed and sliced thin)
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup grated red cabbage
  • 1 tbsp green onion
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts (crushed)

Peanut Sauce*:

  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp seasme oil (any oil works)
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Remove all the water from the tofu. Then, press the tofu under anything heavy for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice the tofu into thin slices and saute for 3 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix all the salad ingredients except the peanuts in a bowl.
  4. For Peanut Sauce: Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Place the salad on a plate. Top with the peanut sauce and crushed peanuts. Serve immediately. 

*Peanut sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week.