Friday, August 30, 2013

Make the day before sides for Labor day !!



It's a holiday weekend and if you are headed to a party and need to take a side dish here are some of my favorite recipes to make the day before and take with you!!
 Hope this helps have a great weekend !!

 
Corn and Black Bean Salad
                                                              (Recipe serves 4)

Ingredients:
1 can, 14 ounces, black beans, rinsed and drained
 2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 small red bell pepper, chopped in small uniform pieces
1/2 red onion, chopped chopped in small uniform pieces
 1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
 Salt and pepper
 chopped cilantro to taste

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss. Sit it room temperature until corn is defrosted or refrigerate. The next day it’s even better! -


                                       Napa Cole Slaw

                                        (Recipe Serves 10-12)

Here is a light and refreshing version of coleslaw. 
This slaw is the perfect picnic side dish.  It’s also a great topping !!
Ingredients:
Salad:
  • 1 head napa cabbage – washed, dried, shredded
  • 1 small carrot – grated
Dressing:
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
Preparation:
  • Combine shredded cabbage and carrots.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to dress and serve.  Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar or blender.  Shake/blend well.  Cover and set aside until ready to dress salad and serve.  Dress salad lightly, toss to fully coat and serve.  You want to serve it nice and crunchy, so don’t let it sit too long with dressing before serving
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