Thursday, January 13, 2011

Black Bean Salad (or wraps) with creamy avacodo dressing :)

This salad is SUPER easy, SUPER tasty, and has protein! I made this salad on day one and I'll make it again for lunch today but as a wrap on whole wheat tortillas!

Serves: 2-3
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (or chopped tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion 
  • 1 cup drained black beans
Play with the veggies a little, add whatever you'd like, and take out what you don't.

Dressing: (yields 4 cups- if your not sure you'll love it cut the recipe in half just to try)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 avocados, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
Puree olive oil and garlic in blender until smooth, add remaining ingredients (and puree) reserving salt and pepper to add to taste.