I needed something last week to boost my energy level back up. We had been working out so hard and I think my body was craving some hard core protein. So I decided to try out something new. It is hard to come up with new ideas to use beans...but this one turned out pretty good! The flavor was great...something I would actually eat when I wasn't dieting! I actually think that if you didn't want to use mustard that you could try even using white wine vinegar for flavor too! Maybe I will try that next time!
(recipe from the kitchen of Liesl)
juice of one lime
juice of one lemon
splash of spicy mustard
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
dash of pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of corn (no salt added), drained and rinsed
2 small tomatoes, seeded and diced
fresh cilantro, chopped finely
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
Romaine leaves, washed and cut from stem
In a small container that has a lid, combine all ingredients for your sauce. Put lid on container and shake to combine all ingredients. In another bowl combine all ingredients for the salad. Stir together. Pour sauce over salad mixture and stir to combine with salad. Refrigerate for 1 hour for flavors to combine.
Take a Romaine leaf and carefully place a generous amount of the salad in the middle. Roll the sides of the lettuce leaf up over the middle.