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Versatile Summer Salad

Looking for a refreshing summer salad that is delicious just like it is or can be used to create Tacos, Buddha Bowls, and more.

I originally posted this video on the Plant Powered Payson FaceBook page and not on my blog. The feedback from the post in this recipe has been so amazing, that I decided to make a blog on it. It is such a simple but delicious combination and you can switch things up for your taste buds. Enjoy playing with this based recipe. PS. This is my first cooking video.

Here are just a few of the comments that I’ve heard.

Leslie, I made your Summer Salad again today and served it with soft corn tortillas, ground beef, taco seasoning and cherry peach salsa. My husband raved and wants more tomorrow night. 😊

This salad is so simple and so delicious. It is become a staple in my refrigerator that allows me to make a quick meal or just add it to the salad.

Versatile Summer Salad ★★★★★ Source: Ingredients 1 can (1½ cup) black beans 1 cup cooked brown rice ½ cup red bell peppers, diced ½ cup green onions, sliced ½ cup roasted corn (frozen works great) juice of 1 lime Directions Drain and rinse the canned black beans. Combine all ingredients and stir gently. If you’re going to store this for a few days, only put dressing on the amount you’re using today and this will keep it fresher and let you change it up.

This is a great base salad and now you’re ready to incorporate some special flavors. Here a few ideas of wonderful toppings that you may want to try. Chopped fruit of any kind, mangoes, strawberries, apples are just a few.

Cooked sweet potatoes, cooked broccoli, asparagus, cucumbers, hearts of palm, and artichokes are just a few. Seeds and nuts.

As for Dressings. A simple balsamic dressing, Salsas, ranch dressing, mango dressing, just lemon and lime juice, or a flavor balsamic of your choice. There are so many modifications that you can make to this base salad.

  • Tacos

  • Stuffed bell peppers

  • Salads with your favorite add ins

  • Enchiladas

  • Buddha bowls

Enjoy and please share in the comments your favorite variations.


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