Thursday, July 16, 2009

Southwest Cucumber Salad

Recipe number four from the "Too Many Cucumbers?!" series.

(I saw this in The Kansas City Star newspaper)

Southwest Cucumber Salad

(sorry for the terrible picture quality - the online paper version didn't have the pic so I scanned my newspaper!)

(Makes 16 servings)


2 cups diced cucumber (about 1 large), do not peel

1 cup diced tomatoes (about 2 medium)

1/2 cup chopped green onions, white and green parts (about 4 to 5)

1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (11-ounce) can Mexicorn, drained

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 lime, juiced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon olive oil


Combine cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, jalapeno, black beans and Mexicorn in a large mixing bowl; toss to combine. Gently stir in diced avocado.

Whisk together cider vinegar, lime juice, garlic, cumin and chili powder. Add olive oil in a stream and continue whisking. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss to combine.

Per( 1/2 -cup) serving: 71 calories (26 percent from fat), 3 grams total fat (trace saturated fat), no cholesterol, 9 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein, 128 milligrams sodium, 3 grams dietary fiber.

Recipe developed for The Star by professional home economists Kathryn Moore and Roxanne Wyss.

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