A Lunchtime Salsa (& Kicked-Up Chicken)

Andrew was out mowing the lawn (I had been asking for over a month to get it mowed). I was in the kitchen whipping up these bars and then some more. We had STACKS of veggies in the fridge…and cilantro was staring at me. Thus, I decided to whip up a very tasty, colourful, and filling salsa. Honestly you could just throw this through a salad with some avocado and nuts…add chicken (see below) or even just eat it with chips.

A Lunchtime Salsa
~2-3 serves

1 can (14oz/375ml) of dark red kidney beans, rinsed, strained
1 cob of corn, boiled, cut
¼ of a red onion, red capsicum, yellow capsicum, thinly diced
1 c. of cilantro leaves coarsely chopped
1 lime, juiced
salt

In a large sauce pan, place cob of corn and boil until turns golden yellow..about 10 minutes.
Whilst the corn is boiling, in a small combine rinsed kidney beans, onion, and capsicum.
Add in cilantro.
Squeeze lime over salsa.
Take corn of water, when golden yellow. Take a serrated knife and cut kernels off of cob. Add to salsa.
Add salt to taste.

I love this salsa, it’s just fabulous!

We decided to top our salads with some of the below chicken. I would imagine that if you had some firm tofu, this would work as well.

Kicked Up Boiled Chicken
~2 serves

400gm/1lb of chicken breast
1 onion, diced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground garlic
.75 tsp. red chilli flakes
.25 c. water

I took one frozen chicken breast and placed in with the corn cob while it was boiling.
Once it was cooked, drained all of the water out of the pan, and chunked the chicken up into pieces.
In the same saucepan I added 1 tsp. of olive oil, 1 onion diced and sautéed for about 3-4 minutes. Then added 1 tsp. of garlic powder and ground cumin. I kicked it up with .75 tsp. of ground red chilli flakes.
Stirred around for about 1-2 minutes.
Add .25 c. of water and simmer. Then stopped once the water had reduced a bit, but with still some sauce leftover.
Topped salad with the salsa. SO yummy!!!!

Andrew was SO skeptical… “boiled chicken? Only Americans do that!”. Then he ate his salad without a complaint. I topped mine with about 1 TB of plain lactose free yogurt!

~Mish

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