Everything But The Kitchen Sink Salad; A Simply Simple Super Salad

13 May

I know what you are saying. She started off so strong and then poof, fizzle and gone. Penny’s blog, like so many others before hers, had disappeared just as fast. Well hold on darling because Penny’s no quitter. However, I am a master Jack of all Trades which means…I’m busy as hell. Lol, like most moms I know, I am a first class circus act. What’s my specialty, juggle, juggle, juggle. I’m always juggling being a mommy of my two super adorable but very active girls, a wife to a great guy, my community service involvement and of course my own very stressful job.

However, I don’t quit. I just acknowledge my priorities. Which means things I want to do, prefer to do and wish I could do more often, sometimes have to be put aside so I can complete things I have to do. Blah, blah, blah, enough already. I said all that to say…I’m here. Even when I don’t post for a month. I’m here.

So let’s talk about some food. Just because I haven’t been around does not mean I haven’t been cooking. Well, to be honest I haven’t been cooking quite as much. Having major surgery will do that to you. Oh yes, long story short, I had a surgery but I’m all better now. Anyway, my lack of cooking has not resulted in a lack of inspiration. So today I was inspired to make a yummy salad.

This salad was no frills but chock full of yummy goodness. I call it the “Everything But The Kitchen Sink” salad. It’s quite easy and can be eaten as a side dish or add chicken or fish and turn it into an entree. Plus this salad is extremely healthy, yet you won’t be hungry afterwards.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups Chopped Lettuce (I used an Iceberg & Caesar blend. I like these varieties because they are pretty firm.)
1/4 cup Black Beans
1/4 cup cooked Corn
1/2 of a chopped Cucumber
1/2 of a chopped Tomato
1/4 cup Cheese (I actually just cut up a cheese stick)
A small handful of corn chips. I used blue organic corn chips.

Simply mix all of the ingredients together (except the chips) and then crumble the chips on top of the salad. I served this salad with a an Asiago Peppercorn dressing which complimented the beans and corn perfectly. Next time I make this salad I will likely add some chopped avocado. So, if you are looking for a nice summer salad that won’t make your waist expand then try this one. Bon Appetit!

20110512-112309.jpg

Below is a picture of this salad served with a Turkey Burger. Look for the Turkey Burger recipe in an upcoming post.

20110513-120204.jpg

Advertisements

4 Responses to “Everything But The Kitchen Sink Salad; A Simply Simple Super Salad”

  1. jrose3000 May 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Nice! That sounds like a really nice summer salad, not too heavy, yet filling.

    Don’t worry about the hiatus. The race is not given to the swift nor the strong, but to he who endures to the end…

    In other words blogging is a marathon not a sprint, and when running distance you have to have time to catch your breath. Good post!!!

    • Penny May 16, 2011 at 12:55 am #

      Jernell, thanks for the support. So much to do all of the time. However, I must admit I enjoy it all.

  2. amanda tull May 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Do you rinse your beans (assuming they’re canned)?

    • pennylove May 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

      Yes Amanda, I always rinse my beans. I also try to buy organic beans when they are on sale. And, if possible the low sodium as can beans can have as much as 450mg of sodium, per serving, in a 2 serving can.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: