Fresh Healthy Bean Salsa

This is a great Salsa Recipe,  I think this recipe came from my Aunt Rosemary, but my mom has been making it for years, and not sure where my Aunt got it from, but its a great recipe and should be shared!

Nothing about this recipe is technical, because nothing in life should be. I have no exact measurements, and this whole recipe can be altered on what you like and what you don’t like, so let me know they way you make it, or like it!

Fresh Salsa:

Heres what I used on my latest batch, and it was a HUGE one. If you only cooking for a family, make half of this, but if your taking it to a party use these measurements.

  • 2 Cans of Black Beans ( you could use white or red as well)
  • 1 Can of Whole Sweet Corn
  • Half of Green Pepper
  • Half of Red Pepper
  • 1/4 of a Sweet Onion
  • One Bunch of Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Juice of One Lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper

First Rinse Beans and Corns and place in your bowl. Chop the Peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes into small cubes and mix in with beans and corn. Chop Cilantro add. Juice Lime pour in, may use more or less according to taste, and add salt and pepper to taste.

I like my salsa refrigerated before I eat it! Enjoy!

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Oriental Salad, Chinese ColeSlaw, Ramen Salad, Asian Cabbage

Whatever you call it, its delish.

Just discovering this dish this year I decided I needed the recipe. I looked far and wide for the perfect one, since the Start of the summer I can say Ive made this Dish a total of 6 or 7 times already and I have combined recipes and perfected my own. And listen just because it has salad in the title, doesn’t mean its healthy.

So here it is: Lindsey Ramen Salad, Oriental Salad, Chinese Coleslaw

  • One bag of broccoli coleslaw
  • One bag of coleslaw
  • 3/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons of Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Packs of Oriental Ramen Noodles
  • Honey Roasted Soy nuts (I find them at Price Rite, but most recipes use sunflower seeds)

So combine Oil, Sugar, and Vinegar along with 2 Oriental Packets. 

I then like to pour it over the coleslaw because I like my salad a bit on the soggier side. If you dont however, just make the dressing and put it aside for a few hours, because you know the golden rule is everything taste better after you let the flavors soak into each other.

Crush up the ramen noodles while you wait, I crush them right in the bag they come in, makes for an easy clean up. I leave them all different sizes small crunches and big crunches. its all good.

Pour soy nuts over the Salad, I know your all like HOW MUCH? But I dont have your answer, just pour them in until they look good, I love a good soggy salad with a big crunch so I use lots.

Overall this salad is JUST AWESOME. I get so many compliments on it and people are always asking for the recipe.

Good Idea…in Theory

So I have a lot of Kale in my garden, and I love kale and wanted new ways to eat it. So I looked for pinned recipes to try. Found a bunch! I wanted kale as a side dish for a grilled chicken meal I was making for My brother and his friend who are staying with me while my parents are away in MI.

I love the fact that I can just walk out to the garden, and get kale.

So I made this:

Simple Kale 

I chopped my onions tighter, used more garlic, because I love garlic. And had to use water because I had no vegetable broth. I didn’t use any lemon, I wanted an all kale taste baby. And you know what, this recipe wasn’t all to hard at all! It actually turned out looking like this:

But then I got a not so brilliant idea.  To then make these,

Spinach Burgers 

But I would replace the spinach with my freshly cooked kale! Brilliant I thought! What could go wrong-… oh maybe everything.  I had all the ingredients on hand and made the patties as the recipe said but just went easy on the red pepper flakes becuase I am not a spicy girl at all. So the patties formed well as I loaded them into my pan. but THEN. they began to burn, break apart, and become a huge huge mess.

I am guessing that it was the oil that I used to cook the Kale in made the kale not the right consistency to be used in the burgers. Only half of the patties got cooked, and when I say cooked I mean burnt. But it didnt stop me nor my cousin from picking at them and finishing them off.

So all and all, I will cook Kale again, because I enjoyed it as a side dish, but next time I will skip subbing the kale for spinach in these crazy spinach burgers.