Halloween. 40 years has passed since the original film. Just to set you straight, this new one ignores all the sequels. Michael Myers and Laurie Strode aren’t related. Michael has been in an asylum ever since the first film, while Laurie has had a daughter…
1 15-ounce can of black beans, well rinsed and drained
1 15-ounce can of black-eyed peas, well rinsed and drained
1 ear of corn, kernels removed (the corn can be cooked or raw)
1/3 cup minced red onion
1/3 cup finely diced green bell pepper
1/3 cup finely diced yellow bell pepper
1/3 cup finely diced orange bell pepper
1/2 cup finely diced tomatoes
1-2 jalapenos (to taste) minced
1/4 cup chopped green stuffed olives
1/4 cup chopped black or kalamata olives
a large handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
juice to 2 large limes
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
salt and pepper to taste
Put all the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
Whisk the dressing ingredients together and taste to adjust it to your liking.
Add the dressing to the salad and toss gently.
The salad is best if made a couple of hours ahead of time to allow the flavors to develop and mingle. It keeps for a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.