Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cuban Salad~Ensalada Cubana!

Guantanamera, guajira, Guantanamera! So, I'm really dating myself with that tune! I like this salad, don't care what they call it! Sending a shoutout to the Queen in South Florida (winks! Queen P.), her recipe is a South of the Border favorite right now! You can call this "Cameron Diaz' favorite"{though I'm pretty certain she cares nothing about this particular salad...}, Frijole/Elote Ensalada or just plain old Cuban Salad, it's delicious & a meal by itself. Given this date in history, we should be calling this the "Adios Fidel Salad"!!

2 cans of beans (different kinds, I use black, red beans, or garbanzos)
half of a medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 avocado for garnish
4-6 slices bacon (bake in oven so it's crispy)
1 bag frozen corn

5 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 limes. (juice from one lime and use second to squeeze over salad just before serving)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Drain and rinse beans. Place in medium sized bowl. Add onion, jalapeno, cilantro, chopped avocado and bacon. Saute frozen corn in olive oil. Mix it all together and add dressing.


ClaudiaH said...

REcipe looks good. Picture didn't come up. When you coming back here? Spring break? We'll be away the week off the 1st.

mendytexas said...

You know I love that Cuban food! My husband and family are cuban...David is a first generation American! :)mendy

Dee said...

Mendy~Good you like this recipe! Glad I posted it!
Cladiah, I'll be home but not in town on Easter break.