Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fiesta Salad

We had our monthly birthday lunch at preschool a couple of weeks ago.  Everyone likes Mexican food so we often choose this as our theme.  I wanted to take something on the healthier side so I decided to make up a recipe - similar to a Black Bean and Corn Salad/Salsa recipe I found years back in Southern Living.  I had purchased a bag of frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe's.  I decided to start with that. I know everyone doesn't have access to Trader Joe's so any frozen or fresh corn would do.  However, I love this roasted corn if you can find it.  Pretty much, I decided to be creative.  You can do the same by adding black beans, avocado, jalepeno, etc.    We loved it!

One more thing, Cotija Cheese is like a mild Mexican Feta Cheese.  Great addition to any dish!

Fiesta Salad

1  16 oz bag Trader Joe's frozen roasted corn
1  container grape tomatoes - sliced
1 purple onion, finely chopped
1 cup Cojita Cheese, crumbled
chopped cilantro to taste
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 - 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Thaw corn.  Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.  Enjoy!

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