Saturday, June 13, 2009

Vegetarian Society of Utah Food Demo

Myself and two friends from the Vegetarian Society of Utah ( did a food demo for the VSU library program this month. The event was a huge success! It was standing room only with 90+ in attendance. It was a lot of fun and everyone seemed to really enjoy the demo along with the free samples.

Here is the recipe that I demonstrated along with a picture. This is one of my favorite summer time salads served with some home made corn tortillas. The chips are made with my favorite corn tortillas, Food For Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas. They make great chips as well as soft tacos. Cut each round into 8 wedges and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until crisp.

Texas Caviar

2 cups raw corn
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
2 - 3 tomatillos chopped (optional)
1 small red onion, chopped
4 jalepenos seeded and chopped
4 or 5 roma tomatoes chopped
1 large clove garlic, crushed
2 - 3 limes juiced
½ - 1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper
1 - 2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup rice vinegar w/ 1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
1 large avocado diced
2 cups (or 2 cans drained and rinsed) black beans
Combine everything but the beans and mix well. Gently fold in beans. Gently mix. Let chill before serving.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Best of health to you! April

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