Monday, October 3, 2011

31 Days of Vegetables - Day 3

I made this salad with pasta last night. I was very excited to see someone had taken some leftovers in her lunch today! YEAH! Vegetable success!! The black beans, avocado and bacon make this a very filling salad.

Southwestern Layered Salad

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1/4 cup prepared salsa
1/4 cup choppped, fresh cilantro
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup frozen corn
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 avocado, diced
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup italian dressing

1. Combine beans and salsa and 2 T. cilantro in small bowl.
2. layer ingredients in 1 1/2 quart clear glass bowl (I use a 9 x 13 casserole dish) in this order:
bean mixture, lettuce, tomatoes, corn, pepper, onion, cheese.
3. just before serving top with avocado, bacon and 2 T. cilantro. drizzle with dressing.
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