Healthy, seasonal recipes are available for staff, patients, families and community members at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre's Fresh Market, a farmer's market which runs every Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm, June through October, in the Cafeteria Courtyard at our Hospital.
2 (~400g) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 (~400g) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 ½ cups fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears of corn)
1 ½ cups chopped tomatoes
1 medium bell pepper, chopped (red, orange, or yellow)
¾ cup chopped red onion
½ cup chopped cilantro
1 to 2 jalapeños, chopped
1 ripe avocado
*Serve with tortilla chips or baked pita
? cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or lime juice
2 medium cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 to 1 ½ teaspoons salt, to taste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
? teaspoon red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large serving bowl, combine the drained black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapeño. Chop and add avocado right before adding dressing in step 2.
In a cup, whisk together the dressing ingredients until emulsified. Drizzle the dressing over the serving bowl and toss until well mixed.
*makes 8 cups
Adapted from cookieandkate.com