Tagged: beans

Easy Mexican Chicken Salad/Dip

photoI just got home from a long trip and was ransacking through my cupboards to find something easy to make for dinner and I quickly pulled together this chicken dip. I ate it with tortilla chips, which is what I had in my house, but can be served as a dip, sandwich filling or over a salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 12.5oz can white chunk chicken in water, drained
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • optional: 1/2 avocado and/or jalapeno, chopped
  • 1/2 jar salsa
  • 2 tablespoons dried cilantro (or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon dried cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • salt & pepper
  • Serve with chips, crackers, in a wrap, or over a bed of lettuce.

Directions

1. Mix together all ingredients into a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Tip: To make it fancier sauté the chicken in a pan until it starts to brown before mixing together the ingredients.

Seared Scallops with Spinach and Tuscan Beans

DSC01270I’ve recently become obsessed with scallops and these Seared Scallops with Spinach and Tuscan Beans were absolutely delicious. I’ve always loved making spinach with Tuscan beans, and the scallops were the perfect compliment, along with the toasted bread to dip into the sauce.

I used small scallops but this dish would be great with large sea scallops too.