Summer Salads: Black Bean Fiesta and Honey Mustard with Goat Cheese

It’s summer, it’s hot, and you definitely don’t want to be adding any extra heat by turning on your stove. Here are two delicious and refreshing summer salads to enjoy (preferably on a patio outside!). Enjoy!

Black Bean Fiesta Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 9 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Hass avocados, chopped
Mix all ingredients together except avocados. Let sit until ready to serve at which point you should add the avocado and any extra cilantro for garnish.

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Honey Mustard Salad with Goat Cheese

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill
  • 6 cups Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 apple, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Directions: Combine mustard, honey, vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and dill and stir thoroughly. Mix dressing with lettuce. Garnish with goat cheese and apple sticks.

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