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Monday, April 1, 2013

Meal Idea Mondays: Southwestern Salad

Meal Idea Mondays: Southwestern Salad by Custom Taste
Looking for a quick salad to add some veggies to a meal or an after work out snack? Well, we have just what you are looking for! Start the corn right when you start your regular meal or right before hopping into the shower and you will have a great meal ready for you in no time. With all the veggies and heart and muscle friendly fats you won't be sore or tired the next day.




Shopping List
  • 1 Ear of Corn
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 Cup Shredded Lettuce
  • 1/2 Sliced Onion (1 oz)
  • 2 Medium Sized Mushrooms
  • 1 TSP Olive Oil
  • Dressing
  • 1 TSP Cumin
  • 1 TSP Paprika
  • 3 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Mustard
  • 1 TSP Black Pepper
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TBSP Distilled Vinegar


Hardware
2 Baking Dishes
Aluminum foil
Knife
Cutting Board
Tongs
Whisk
Small Mixing Bowl
Salad Bowl

Time 30 Minutes
Prep 2 Minutes
Cook 25 Minutes
Yield 5 Servings

Time To Get Cooking!!!
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
Cover your corn in 1 tsp olive oil and set into one baking dish lined with foil
Cut the tomato in half and then into slices about 1/4 inch thick
Place on the other baking dish also lined with foil
When oven is to temperature place the corn on the bottom rack and the tomatoes on the top rack
Bake for 20 minutes
Meal Idea Mondays: Southwestern Salad by Custom Taste
In the mean time slice your onions and mushrooms, shred your lettuce and quarter slice your cucumbers
Put all veggies into the salad bowl
Set in fridge
Now grab your whisk (or fork), small mixing bowl, spices, mustard, vinegar and olive oil
First, mix together the spices
Second, add in the olive oil and then mix in the vinegar
Next, add in the mustard and vigorously whisk until the dressing comes together and forms a sauce
Meal Idea Mondays: Southwestern Salad by Custom Taste
Set the sauce in the fridge to keep it from separating too quickly
When time is up remove tomatoes from oven and transfer corn to the top rack
Turn on your broiler to high and leave the corn for 5 minutes
Let the tomatoes rest before removing from pan and adding to the salad bowl
When the corn is done broiling remove from the oven and let cool until you can handle with your hands
Holding corn by the top, get a knife and cut the kernels into the salad bowl
Meal Idea Mondays: Southwestern Salad by Custom Taste
need to get my nails done soon, huh? :)
Once done, toss corn cob
Pour dressing over veggies, toss and serve!

Serving
Serve with baked chicken or eat 2 servings by themselves.

Storing and Reheating
Store any leftovers in a zip top bag or in the bowl covered in plastic wrap
Meal Idea Mondays: Southwestern Salad by Custom Taste
Nutritional Information
Calories 112
Fat 9g
Carbs 6g
Protein 1g

Cost Information
Recipe Cost:$1.17
Cost Per Serving:$0.23

Tricks
-If you do decided to make a baked meat to go along with the salad it is perfectly fine to cook the corn and tomatoes at the same time
-You can also use apple cider vinegar in place of the distilled vinegar to give the dressing a sweeter taste




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