Hopefully the readers of this blog will share some recipes as well!
I have recently been excited about the catalog for Penzey's Spices. It comes once a season (4 times a year) and contains numerous recipes in all categories, from oatmeal pancakes to flank steak. It also has personal anecdotes from spice buyers, which are fun to read. If you love spices and creating new dishes, this is a catalog you want to get!
Tonight, I tried a NEW recipe from Penzey's that Mr. PT and I absolutely loved. It was fresh, filling, and fun. It caught my eye because it contained a few of my favorite ingredients...avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro. If you are like me and dig these ingredients, you will want to try this.
Black Bean Salad with Corn Tortillas
You will need:
2 15oz cans of black beans, thoroughly rinsed
1 roma tomato, diced
2 avocados, diced
3 tbs lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil (or a little less if you like)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbs spice (onion, garlic, black pepper, Mexican oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic, chive, chipotle, etc.)
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and set aside to let the flavors mingle. Serve with chips or tortillas, top with cottage cheese or sour cream.
Feel free to add chicken or beef. You can also make it as spicy as you want, and if you are a Penzey's user, I used the Salsa and Adobo spices. If you've never been to a Penzey's, you should check it out. It is a spice buyer's paradise!