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A Potluck Recipe for Everyone! (well, maybe not kids, but this does cover most all adults!)

Lately I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the kitchen.  I forgot how much I love cooking & baking.  However, I don’t think J forgot how much he likes my food! 🙂  Anyways, a friend was visiting & mentioned I should start posting some of these recipes for everyone, so here’s the first one!

This past Sunday was the annual church potluck picnic, so I was faced with the task of finding something to make.  Usually I would make a dessert, but we go to a very small church, so the chances of a potluck of desserts is pretty high.  There are also several vegetarians & those that have severe gluten allergies.  Oh yeah, the weather forecast was temps in the 90s & humid.  Did I mention this was outside?  Wonderful, what the heck to make to fit all these requirements?

Black Bean Salad with Corn & Peppers!  This is a great recipe.  Use it as a side dish for sandwiches, grilled dinners or as a base for crab cakes!  It’s also vegetarian, gluten & peanut free.  🙂

Here’s the recipe:
Black Bean Salad with Corn & Peppers
2 cans, black beans, rinsed & drained
1, can regular size, corn, drained
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red/yellow/or orange bell pepper, chopped

1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. brown  sugar
1 clove garlic, minced (it needs to be fresh to ensure gluten free-ness)
1/4 tsp. ground cumin

– Mix beans, corn, onion  & peppers together.
– Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl for the dressing
– Toss together when ready to serve!

See?  This is an awesome recipe!  There’s really not even “cooking” involved, just chop & toss!  It’s also incredibly cheap & makes a lot- another plus for potlucks!