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TPPRLADY SparkPoints: (90)
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6/30/12 3:17 P

I, too, am looking for an idea to bring to a 4th of July celebration. Since it will be on the 3rd and I work all day...I need an idea that can be made on Monday night. Would like to bring something along a dessert line.

ALLISONAZ SparkPoints: (18,557)
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6/30/12 6:55 A

I'm bringing this recipe to my 4th of July party! It tastes great (my family LOVES it) and it's so easy to make:
Black bean & corn salad

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,871
6/28/12 11:59 A


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small chopped onion
4 ribs chopped celery
2 large chopped carrots
1 small chopped green bell pepper1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes UNDRAINED
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, DRAINED & RINSED

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, green pepper, and garlic: saute until tender

Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, ketchup, vinegar, and pepper.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Stir in kidney beans, and cook an additional 5 minutes. Serve ontop 1/2 cup of brown rice.

Kidney Bean Salad
1 can of kidney beans, drained
1 Tablespoon of Relish
1 1/2 Teaspoons of grated onion
2 Tbs. of mayonaise
Dash of salt and pepper

Mix all together and chill a few hours. Stir before serving. When ready to serve cut a tomato open like a flower and put kidney bean mixture ontop or just serve alone as a side.

Chickpea & Tomato Salad

Toss together 1 can of drained chickpeas with 3 cups of freshly chpped tomatoes.
1/4 cup of fresh dill, and 1/4 cup of fresh basil both chopped
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil and 1 clove of minced garlic
Let stand 15 minutes, then season with a sprinkle of sea salt optional and some pepper.

Chill Makes 4 servings.

LOVINGFRUIT SparkPoints: (263)
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6/28/12 11:44 A

My work is havin a potluck I need a good healthy recipe. It can be cold or hot(crockpot or sterno available) any suggestions?

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