Going to a BBQ this weekend? Take this healthy salad. This salad gives any BBQ a unique healthy alternative to all the regular side dishes.
Rice, Black Bean and Corn Salad
1 cup cold cooked brown rice
½ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1/3 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
½ red onion, minced
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
½ jalapeño pepper, seeded, deveined and minced (wear gloves to prevent irritation)
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine the rice, corn, bell pepper, celery, beans, onion, cilantro and jalapeno.
In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, lime juice, oil and salt. Pour over the rice mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until the flavors are blended, at least 1 hour.
Tip: All forms of fruits and vegetables count, like frozen, canned, dried, 100% juice and fresh. Get at least 4½ cups of fruits and vegetables every day
Per serving: 119 calories, 4 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 19 g total carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 3 g protein, 21 mg calcium. 2 points per serving.
*Makes 4 servings- Adapted from Weight Watcher’s New Complete Cookbook