Thursday, July 22, 2010

CEiMB: Chicken with Warm Tomato, Corn, and Black Bean Salad


It's Thursday! That means it is time for another Craving Ellie in My Belly recipe. This week's recipe was chosen by Danica of Danica's Daily.  She chose for us to make Chicken with Warm Tomato and Corn Salad from So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week by Ellie Krieger.  A link to the recipe online can be found online at Ellie's website here.  This was a perfect recipe for summer.  It is full of wonderful summer vegetables like corn and tomatoes.  I used cherry tomatoes and cilantro that I picked from my garden and fresh corn that I picked up from a farmer's market earlier this week.

I changed this recipe up a bit, instead of salt and pepper, I used my favorite southwest/Mexican spice, Goya Adobo with cumin to season the chicken and the corn and tomato salad.  I also added a jalapeƱo to the salad, and, instead of avocado, which I only like in guacamole form, I added a can of black beans.  Black beans and corn is one of my favorite combinations, and I thought that it would add some substance to the dish and make it more of a complete meal.

I love the flavors of this dish, it is fresh and light, a great summer meal.  Thanks to Danica for a great pick, and be sure to check out the Craving Ellie in My Belly blogroll to see what the other bloggers did with their dishes.

10 comments:

Me said...

That looks soooo yummy!!!! I will definetly try it!

Liz said...

Black beans? What a great idea!

TeaLady said...

Oh, I like the idea of a Southwestern Seasoning. I was thinking of using Cajun seasoning next time. Yours looks perfectly delicious.

Peggy said...

I like your variation with the seasoning. Sounds so good! It is a lovely dish. Its definitely going to be a rewind again at our house soon!

Sweet and Savory said...

I love the changes you made. Yours must have a nice kick to it.

Danica's Daily said...

Beautiful presentation! I LOVE the additions of the jalepeno, black beans and spice - YUM! I definitely need to try it that way next time.

Thanks for cooking with me this week!

Danica

Kayte said...

Looks great, and it is always such fun to see what people do with a recipe...everyone is so creative. I haven't made it yet as I am out of town and it was one of the things I didn't get done before I left, but hopefully when I get back I will get to it and have a double post next week! Yours looks wonderful, love all the sub-ins you did.

Bri said...

Love your presentation! It looks so pretty with the cilantro sprinkled on top and the lime wedge. Glad you enjoyed it!

Mary said...

Yum. Nice presentation and I liked your black bean idea too.

Liz said...

Great idea with the beans and the seasoning on your chicken. I used Goya Mojo marinade on my pork to add some more flavor to the meal as well. It was great!