I had something to attend tonight. I was so unmotivated I didn’t even go to the store to buy something. I figured whatever I was bringing would come from things in the pantry. The pantry that was fairly empty when I left town a month ago.
After taking stock, here’s what I ended up with … a slightly modified bean salad.
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 cup drained canned kidney beans, rinsed
1 15-ounc can diced fire roasted tomatoes, drained
1 1/4 cups chopped red onion
1 15-ounce can corn, drained
Dump into bowl. Mix together.
In small jar – or bowl emulsify:
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Ancho chili powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Sea Salt, fresh cracked pepper to taste
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Pour dressing over salad ingredients; add fresh cilantro – toss, serve.
I didn’t think it was that great. On the other hand, I brought home no leftovers. Perhaps I’m being too harsh a critic.
Ps: I did not have fresh cilantro on hand (obviously, because it would just have been a puddle of slimy goo after a month). I did stop at the store on the way there and buy that – then chopped when I arrived.