Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Marinades and a Summer Salad

So to follow up the vacation meal: the marinade was alright. The chicken was very juicy and it had a very nice taste. My parents loved it but they may have just been 'being kind' and/or they like bland foods. I think marinading may have to be a challenge for me to conquer this summer. My goal will be a marinade that packs a punch using only whole food ingredients.

The star of the evening was a salad we threw together. I think everyone has a similar version of their own, but here's mine:

2 cucumbers, diced
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of corn, rinsed and drained
1 pint of grape tomatoes, sliced
1/2 onion, diced
2 Tbsp olive oil
juice from 3-4 limes
2 avocados, diced

Mix everything together except the avocados and let the flavors meld for 3-4 hours. Before serving, add avocado.

Manatee and I are back in frozen tundra. I still owe you a recipe with roasted red peppers (I haven't forgotten) and I will be back on The Plan shortly.

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