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November 10, 2011

Tailgating ~ Southwestern Corn & Black Bean Salad

I'm a huge football fan....the 49ers are our hometown favorite and I'm actually taking my kids, along with my niece to the game on Sunday.  We'll be tailgating with one of Bryce and Paige's teachers, her family members are Pros at tailgating....they've had their season tickets since 1949, they know what they're doing, I'm sure of it.

To contribute to the tailgating party, I scanned some of my favorite online sites for some ideas on what to bring along with us.

Here is one of the contenders.......let me know what you think....

Photo by Eating Well

Southwestern Corn & Black Bean Salad

Make It a Meal: Scoop up this salad with warm corn tortillas.

4 servings, 2 cups each
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


3 large ears of corn, husked
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
2 cups shredded red cabbage, (see Tip)
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 cup minced red onion


1.Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add corn, cover and cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. When cool enough to handle, cut the kernels from the cobs using a sharp knife.

2.Meanwhile, place pine nuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

3.Whisk lime juice, oil, cilantro, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the corn, pine nuts, beans, cabbage, tomato and onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Tip: Convenient pre-shredded cabbage can be purchased, in bags, in the produce section of most supermarkets.

NutritionPer serving: 410 calories; 16 g fat (2 g sat, 8 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 57 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 16 g protein; 13 g fiber; 477 mg sodium; 537 mg potassium.

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