Thursday, May 3, 2012

For 2: Cumin Chopped Salad

When it gets hot out I like to eat a HUGE salad for dinner because it makes me feel like I will look good in a bikini since it is a healthy choice and it keeps the AC bill down since I don't have to turn the oven on.  If I put LOTS of toppings on it read between the lines - meat the hubs will jump on board with salad for dinner.  Here was our first salad of Summer 2012, ok I know its not quite summer yet, but it was 88 degrees...
This one had mixed baby greens, 1/2 a pint of cherry tomatoes (halved), 1/2 can of black beans (drained and rinsed), 1/2 can of kernel corn (drained and rinsed), some chopped cilantro and about 18-20 shrimp that were sauteed in butter and cumin (the pic is my half and not pictured is the hubs  half).  The dressing was the juice of 2 limes, about 4 tblsps of extra virgin olive oil, a dash of salt, pepper, cumin and paprika and about 2 tblsps of red wine vinegar put in a mason jar with the lid on, shaken, not stirred, then poured over the top - SO Easy and SO Good!  Oh and the beverage it totally goes because it is a Heineken LIGHT so the LIGHT part makes it least that is what I told myself...

Have you made any good entree salads lately?  What was in them?  Do you like to make your own dressing or use the bottled kind?
Sincerely Loving Food,

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