Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Fresh Recipes

This Memorial Day, I was fortunate to enjoy a cookout with my family and some good friends. One of the greatest parts of our gathering was that everyone chose to contribute healthy dishes for us to all share. I decided to bring two things, a bean salad and some healthy-ish cookies.

The bean salad was super simple:

1 bag frozen shelled edamame, steamed in bag
1 can low or no sodium black beans, rinsed well
2 cups frozen sweet corn,  lightly steamed (can use fresh too)
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup olive oil

Combine edamame, beans, and corn in a bowl. Whisk oil, lime juice, garlic, and cumin together and put over bean mixture. Stir or shake to combine, then chill until time to eat.

The cookies were also very easy and ended up being a big hit (2 dozen cookies, gone!). I found the recipe here: The Lean Green Bean

I hope to fill the summer with simple, refreshing recipes like these!


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