Saturday, March 03, 2007

Sunny Spring Lemonade

6 c. white grape juice, chilled
1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
5 1/2 c. club soda, chilled

*Stir together all ingredients in a 1-gallon pitcher or punch bow. Serve over ice.
*Yield: 3 quarts

Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip

1 t. oil
1/2 c. onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c. chopped tomato
1/3 c. bottled picante sauce
1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. cumin
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
1/4 c. (1 oz.) shredded reduced-fat Monterrey Jack cheese
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
1 T. lime juice

*Heat the oil in skillet
*Add onion and garlic to the oil to saute
*Add tomato though black beans, cook 5 minutes stirring constantly to thicken.
*Remove from heat; mash some with a potato masher.
*Add cheese, cilantro, and lime juice. Stirring until the cheese melts. Serve warm or at room temp.

Grilled Corn Salsa

3 ears fresh corn
1 lg sweet onion, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 red bell pepper
2 lg tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cumin
1 T. olive oil
1T. lime juice

*Grill first 3 ingredients, covered with grill lid, over med-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning some
*Cut corn kernels form the cobs. Coarsely chop onion and bell pepper halves.
*Combine grilled veggies, tomato and next 7 ingredients in large bowl: cover and chill 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve w/chips, grilled chicken, fish, or beef.
*Yields 5 cups.