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Program #840

Marie Hegler

Bean and Corn Salsa

1 (16-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14-ounce) can sweet yellow corn kernels, drained
1 each green, orange and red bell pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Southwest Seasoning Blend
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1. Combine black beans and next 7 ingredients (through cilantro) in a large bowl.
Whisk together vinegar and next 6 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl.
Add to bean mixture, stirring well.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Yield: 8 cups

Southwestern Chicken Salad

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons Southwest Seasoning Blend
1 tablespoon canola oil
8 cups salad greens
1/4 cup Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
2 cups Black Bean and Corn Salsa
1 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, sliced

1. Season chicken breasts with Taco Seasoning Blend.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
3. Heat oil in a nonstick pan on medium heat. Brown the chicken in the pan on medium heat, transfer to a baking sheet and finish in a 350° oven until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F when checked with a meat thermometer.
4. Toss salad greens with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette.
5. On each plate arrange 2 cups dressed salad greens, 1/4 of the sliced avocado, 1/2 of a sliced tomato, 1/2 cup Black Bean and Corn Salsa and top with 4 ounces cooked, sliced chicken breast. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
Yield: 4 servings

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

1 garlic clove, minced
1 shallot minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons Southwest Seasoning Blend
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1. Place all ingredients in a jar or covered container and shake well.
Yield: 3/4 cup

Southwest Seasoning Blend

1/4 cup onion powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder

Clemson University Cooperative Extension
Marie Hegler


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