I think if Giada DeLaurentis and Bobby Flay had a love child…

…that’d be one a spicy meat -a -ball!  Ha ha!

Anyway!  I was running on the treadmill yesterday morning while watching Food Network (aka Food Porn) and Giada was making a really good looking summer salad.  I had to make it immediately. 

Corn and Black Bean Salad with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette

**The basil is overtaking my garden so any recipe where basil is included, I say BRING IT!**

You can go to the food network site and get her recipe.  Here is how I prepared it:

1C Frozen Corn -thawed

1 can (15oz) Black Beans – rinsed

1/4 c Garbanzo Beans (that was all that was left in the fridge)

4 Mini Bell Peppers – diced (or 1 medium pepper)

1/2 Mango – cubed (this was an ugly ordeal for me, I don’t want to talk about it)

1 Lime – zested and juiced

2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

2-3 tbsp Grapeseed Oil  (I’m pretty sure I used 2 1/2 but I think you’re safe either way)

5 Basil Leaves – chopped

1/2 tsp Cumin

Salt and pepper to taste.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the basil, lime zest and juice, vinegar, cumin and olive oil.  Add salt & pepper.  Toss in corn, beans, pepper and mango.  Toss to coat and chill for an hour.  Toss again before serving.

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 247.0
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 19.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g

I was intrigued and by the cumin/mango combination but it is DELISH!  She made it with lobster tails and clarified butter but I stuck with some shrimp sautéed with spray butter, lemon juice and a light sprinkle of italian seasonings.

Off to kickboxing in a bizzillion degree weather!  At least it’s not humid….oh wait, yes it is! 🙂


2 thoughts on “I think if Giada DeLaurentis and Bobby Flay had a love child…

  1. I am definitely gonna try this!

    And, I finally figured out how to add your blog to my “Blogger” dashboard so now I can follow it! WOOHOO!

    aka awolf24 on SparkPeople

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