Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Salads

Sasha at The Wonder of Wysdom posted about trying to eat a healthy diet while running to appointments and caring for a baby. I can totally relate. I told her I would post this recipe because it has helped us to have ready to eat food in the fridge.

Rice Salad

¾ C. Vegetable Oil
¼ C. Red Wine Vinegar
3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 teas. Salt
¼ teas. Pepper
1 teas. Oregano
1 teas. Basil

1 C. uncooked rice
2 C. celery (sliced thin)
1 C. bell pepper ( I used yellow, red, and orange but a green pepper works fine)
1 ½ C. onion (sliced thin)

1 can each:
Kidney Beans (drained)
Chic Peas (drained)
Black Olives (drained)

In jar mix dressing (shake well)
Cook rice (DO NOT add salt & margarine) and turn into large bowl
Pour ½ salad dressing mixture – mix lightly.
Add remaining vegetables and beans.
Mix with remaining dressing and chill overnight.

I started collecting salad recipes a few years ago. We don't have A/C so in the summer I cook our main course on the grill and serve a salad to go with it. This keeps me from using the oven or stove and heating up the kitchen. For this recipe I would cook the rice at night or in the microwave. Oh-I should tell you, don't let that picture fool you, this recipe makes a lot. We always have leftovers.


Beverly said...

yum, this sounds and looks good. I am going to try this out! thanks

Sasha said...

Hi Brandie

Thanks for sharing. Love the picture of it. I am going to make it in the morning. I was not to bad today even though we were out of town for the appointment. This recipe actually looks like one that I could make and bring with me for an out of town appointment. Yummy!!!

Sasha said...

Hey Brandie

Quick question for you and it's blog related. My new posts don't seem to be uploading into the blogroll or to my follower since my Time to get healthy post...any ideas why this is?? Would love some help..can't seem to figure it out.

ds.mama said...

Thanks for this recipe. I am looking forward to trying it out. I am always trying to find yummy ways to incorporate chickpeas into our diet. I have many delicious recipes for all the other beans but never enough good ideas for chickpeas.