This is such a great salad. I threw this together on the 4th of July in Sara's Wisconsin kitchen. Used up what was in the fridge and in the pantry. Kind of made it up as I went.
This afternoon, I brought a big bowl to share at a neighborhood potluck. Very yum and popular. I got compliments, even. Main dish salads are so welcoming in the summertime when you just don't feel like standing over a hot stove or eating hot, heavy dishes.
Again, like a lot of the recipes I share here, I don't have the exact proportions to give you. It's more of an idea. It's just an "as you go" kind of creation.
cold cooked brown rice
yellow and orange bell peppers, diced
green onions, chopped
yellow sweet corn (I just use frozen corn placed in a colander to drain with hot water running over it. Kind of cooks it.)
black olives, sliced (I forgot this time)
a handful of chopped parsley or cilantro
freshly squeezed lime juice
Vegenaise or mayonnaise to moisten
cayenne powder (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
plate on a bed of greens
serve with fresh slices of avocado on the side
corn chips or strips sprinkled on top
I know you're going to like this, friends!