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Friday, May 28, 2010

Orzo Bean Salsa Salad

Music: Billy Joel on shuffle on iTunes

Today's smoothie: flat parsley, frozen strawberries, banana, orange juice

Here's a delicious and easy salad that's great for picnics, potlucks, and parties of all kinds. I'm making it this weekend for a Memorial Day visit with loved ones.

Salsa, Orzo, & Black Bean Salad

1 C orzo
One 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 C canned corn (I use a 15 oz can, drained & rinsed)
1/2 medium green or red bell pepper, diced
1 C prepared salsa (I like Garden Fresh Salsa Company's Jack's Special, medium heat)
1/4 to 1/2 C fresh chopped cilantro
2-3 scallions, green parts only, finely sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp lemon or lime juice or more to taste
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cook orzo until al dente according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Combine rest of ingredients in large bowl. Done!

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