Marinated Corn and Black Bean Salad

We had quite a bit of Mojo marinade leftover so a bit of it was used in this cold salad. We try and use all the leftovers, whether it’s raw ingredients or a portion of a finished meal. Leftover chicken or steak becomes soup or quesadillas. Leftover rice is tossed in soup or in a casserole. Some of the bottle of Mojo will be in the cold salad (recipe below) and the remainder will marinade vegetables for the grill.

Here is an easy side dish that is colorful and succulent.

Marinated Corn and Black Bean Salad

Some of the ingredients you’ll need



1 (16 oz.) package frozen corn

3 or 4 green onions

1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

8 fresh tomatoes, sliced and diced (about 1 ½ cups)

½ cup Mojo marinade (I didn’t use quite a half cup)

1 tablespoon honey

Thaw corn by placing in colander and running cold water over it for 2 to 3 minutes.



Drain and place in a bowl.

Slice green onions thinly and add to corn.

Stir in remaining ingredients.


Let stand 15 minutes for flavors to blend.

Stir and serve.

Behold the mixed and tasty salad. A cold salad is very nice for warm weather and went well with steak.



Speaking of steak – we bought two nice porterhouse cuts earlier in the week because Tristan told us he would be home for dinner. Long story short – he made other plans prior to Doug getting the charcoal started. Since we don’t like freezing steak, and since we didn’t need over two pounds of meat between the two of us, we saved our offspring’s dinner and grilled it up last night. Normally we don’t have steak twice in a week. It was on a great sale - $5.99 a pound.

A small Porterhouse steak which will only taste the flames for 3 minutes per side.



Ready to cut. Crappy blurry shot but….



Plate up the steak, cold salad, boiled potatoes and a bit of Cuban bread. Iced tea goes well with this meal but so does Longboard Island Lager.



There was a bit of grilled steak leftover and I’m making quesadilla appetizers with the remainer tomorrow.

11 comments:

Le laquet said...

I love the whole cold/hot together thing, hot steak with a cold salad - yum! I don't know whether I'd find mojo sauce here, I shall have to look around for it.

Wandering Coyote said...

You guys look great! I've never had a porterhouse before.

Donna-FFW said...

I am so trying your salad, asap. LOVE this porterhouse. They are my favorite cut to have my husband grill.. DELICIOUS meal.

Pierce said...

Jo - if you have a spanish or cuban section in your market - you'll find mojo. But, my SIL makes her own and I'll ask her for the recipe.

Thanks WC! I love the porterhouse cut because you get the NY strip AND filet...a double treat.

Donna - you will be amazed at how fast that sald gets put together. Let me know if you like it.

Van Santos said...

Wonderful summer salad there! I'll give it a try this week (as I get back on the cooking wagon).

Le laquet said...

I had a good look in the supermarket yesterday - nada! Ah well, I look forward to the recipe ;o)

Nate said...

That salad looks great!

Thanks for the add on Foodbuzz!

Pierce said...

Jo - I forgot to email my SIL today but she told me a long time ago that it's pretty easy to make. She makes her own kaluha too!!

Van - Please let me know if you like the salad - we like it it. Summer flavors...

Nate - welcome! And it's a pleasure to check you out on Foodbuzz :-)

Lord of Squirrel Head Manor said...

This is pretty much the Mojo recipe that Barb (our SIL) uses. She uses the lime juice rather than sour orange.

http://www.tasteofcuba.com/mojo.html

Van Santos said...

Will do!

Le laquet said...

Thanks for the recipe link - going to have to give that a go!

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