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Black Bean Salad 
May 28, 2012 10:48 am 
Updated: May 28, 2012 10:51 am
I may have posted a Black Bean Salad in the past.  I don't want to search through all my past blogs.This is the current version that I am making for  the holiday barbecue today.
Black Bean Salad (with preparation notes)

1, 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed* 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed**
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced bell pepper***
1/2 cup diced fresh tomato
1/4 cup diced vidalia onion****
1/4 salsa
1, 2 inch fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded, veins removed, and minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 oz. diced pepper jack cheese
2 tablespoons lime juice, I use fresh
2 teaspoon minced lime zest, opt. *****
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
Toss first 10 ingredients in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, lime zest and cumin, whisk in olive oil. Toss with vegetables. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serves 8, 1 Points Plus per serving.

*I usually try to use reduced or low sodium beans
**I keep bags of frozen corn on hand to easly portion out for recipes
***I've been purchasing bags of mini multi-colored peppers when available. I take them to much on with my lunch at work. They are a great size for small amounts in a recipe such as this
****Use any fresh onion you like. Even slice green onions taste great in this.
*****I consider a citrus zester a kitche gadget that is a good investment
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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