June 5, 2008

Yum Day 2

It's time for another installment of Yum Day!

This entry comes to us from our friend Lilian. She made up an incredible salad recipe that I fawned over (combination of being really tasty and me being really hungry). It's pretty, it makes for a great summery lunch or a tasty side dish, and it's especially great because you really just "throw it together". No cooking something extra on the side, no chopping, nothin'. I made it for Mother's Day along with Feta Chicken and Roasted Vegetables (mmmm) and on another night I paired it with a Chicken Caesar Pizza - totally delish. I was such a fan that for a friend's birthday, I copied the recipe with a fancy pen and sent it to her along with most of the ingredients. I couldn't send the dressing because it's one of those refrigerated ones, so I sent her the ingredient list from the bottle and she made up her own! I totally knew she would. Go Jana! Without further ado, here is....

Lilian's Yum Salad

1 bag baby spinach (I've used chopped romaine, too)
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 can sweet yellow corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup pepita/almond mix from Trader Joe's (I've also just used almonds)
Trader Joe's Cilantro Dressing

Throw in the spinach, pull apart (or chop, if desired) cilantro and add it in. Dress the greens and arrange the rest of the ingredients on top for presentation before tossing. SO good. Here's a picture:

I just thought of this... Bacon....


Kizzycakes said...

love it! hooray for yum day. and yes, bacon would be perfect. thanks for sharing -- and thanks to lilian!

jana said...

I took this to a family party on Monday and it was the hugest hit! They also asked for the recipe (plus my made-up recipe for the cilantro dressing.) I added garbanzos and fresh peas and a handful of grape tomatoes. Fabulous!

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