Fiesta Side Salad Recipe

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Fiesta Side Salad Recipe
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Fiesta Side Salad Recipe

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“Perfect for a buffet, picnic or potluck, this colorful side can be served at room temperature," says Michelle Chicoine of Missoula, Montana. "You’ll want to make extra because the flavors only get better the second day!” TASTY TIP Toasting whole cumin seeds and then grinding them adds extra flavor to this salad. If you don’t have whole cumin seeds, substitute 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin—don’t toast.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground

Directions

Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the corn, beans, onions and jalapenos. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well.
Stir rice into corn mixture. Add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Fiesta Side Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p21

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 206 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

  • 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground
  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the corn, beans, onions and jalapenos. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well.
  2. Stir rice into corn mixture. Add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Fiesta Side Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p21

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ameeadora06 User ID: 6220497 148218
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"I loved the Molasses with Lime. What a great idea! I added more of both flavors just because I liked them together so much and it was excellent!"

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jencordes User ID: 1374391 162557
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"This recipe was excellent and easy to make. It's a great take a long to summer picnics and potlucks since it can be made ahead of time and doesn't contain ingredients that will spoil easily in the heat. My husband even compared it to the fixings in a Chipotle burrito, which he loves."

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sjahns User ID: 1990789 117533
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"We love the combination of flavors with just the right amount of heat from the jalapenos. This is a great make-ahead dish for barbecues and picnics since it goes so well with grilled meat. I use cooked brown rice for a bit more nutrition."

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