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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Here's the Dish ~ Southwest Black Bean and Couscous Salad

If you're looking for something a little different in the side salad department, then you've come to the right place. This is a dish that I make often because it is both easy and tasty, and it's pretty good for you. The recipe below makes enough so that the two of us can eat it throughout the week. Amazingly, I never get tired of this salad. It's also a great dish to bring to a gathering, because it looks pretty and people rave over it.
Southwest Black Bean and Couscous Salad


1 cup uncooked couscous

1 1/4 cups chicken broth

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

8 green onions, chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained

Salt and pepper

Directions: 1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a 2-quart or larger sauce pan and stir in the couscous.

2. Cover the pot and remove from heat.

3. Let stand for 5 minutes.

4. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar and cumin.

5. Add green onions, red pepper, cilantro, corn and beans, and toss to coat.

6. Fluff the couscous well, breaking up any chunks.

7. Add to the bowl with the vegetables and mix well.

8. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve at once or refrigerate until ready to serve.

1 comment:

jacjewelry said...

Looks delicious - all the flavors sound wonderful!