Mexican Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Mexican Salad

Happy New Year to all of my readers!  In April I will celebrate my 5th year of blogging.  I have been enjoying it and have met wonderful bloggers from all around the World.  I have learned so much from everyone.  I have found new recipes that have become family favorites.

Have you taken any resolutions this year?  I want to try more new recipes this year.  Also would love to take a photography course.  Travel more, read more, enjoy more time with my family.


One resolution that I never made was to diet.  I love food too much.  I did do Weight Watchers in 1992, after my second son was born.  During my pregnancy I had gained 40 pounds.  I lost the weight in 6 months doing Weight Watchers.  I have to say that it was an eye opener.  I had never diet before and always ate what I wanted, and tons of it without gaining much weight.  After my 3rd son was born I was well aware of what to eat not to gain weight.  I learned about portion control.  Since I love to eat I needed to find a way to still eat lot's of food without gaining weight again.  This is when I read a book called The Volumetrics Eating Plan by Barbara Rolls.  It was another eye opener.  I finally found a way to control my eating habits by eating more.  I know this does not sound right but it is simple, I eat a lot of good food.  My plate is full and I feel satisfied when I am done eating.  I also love chocolates and eat it everyday.  A small square of a good quality dark chocolate with satisfy my cravings.

If you want to adopt the volumetrics eating plan this salad is a good start.  I mixed, in a large bowl, black beans, corn, cilantro and garlic.  I added an assortment of Gourmet Medley tomatoes that came in purple, yellow, orange and red.  Poured over a honey-lime dressing and marinated the salad for 30 minutes to give lot's of flavors.  Serve the salad on a bed of lettuce.

25 comments

  1. One run to the store for jimaca and I'm in on this one! It all looks wonderfully fresh and beautiful. Sounds like something we would all enjoy, so we will...soon, thanks!

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  2. Happy New year Helene. This way of eating sounds sensible and this salad sounds delicious.

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  3. That looks healthy and flavorful! I like the sound of your resolutions too. No doubt this salad will help you with one of them; does it transport you to Mexio with each bite? I'm sure it does!

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  4. A scrummy salad! So colorful and healthy.

    Happy New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. This sounds so healthy and tasty..Thank you!

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  6. that dressing sounds perfect! seriously.

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  7. I am loving this salad, especially the dressing!

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  8. I could eat lime in everything, especially salad.

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  9. Que j'aime donc les salades colorées, ça tellement l'air appétissant!!

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  10. Une très bonne année à toi aussi, Hélène !
    Elle commence bien avec cette salade colorée et vitaminée !
    Bises
    Hélène

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  11. I've been doing my best to fill up on healthy things lately. This salad looks like a great way to do that! I love these flavors together.

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  12. A Happy New Year to you as well, Helene. Your salad is a lovely post with which to greet the new year. It really sounds delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. I tried dieting a long, LOOONG, time ago, but that never worked out for me, hehe. This salad looks very good. I love salads with beans, they add so much flavor and nutrients. I hope you can meet your resolutions and happy new year to you my friend!

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  14. This is an excellent salad, such bright fresh flavors! Loving the honey-lime dressing!

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  15. Happy New Year to you too! Wow, 5 years of blogging - that is fabulous! And that salad sounds fabulous too.

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  16. nearly 5 years, eh? impressive! i love this type of salad, and the dressing sounds perfect!

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  17. I like like salads with a lot of substance and nutrients like this one. A perfect meal.

    Nisrine

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  18. That salad's a delight, Helene. Bright, colorful and healthy! Just what we could all use this time of year!

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  19. I love anything with black beans. Your salad looks delicious. I could eat salad seven days a week. I never gained weight until I got older.

    Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. That's fabulous. Happy new year to you too.
    Sam

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  20. a honey-lime dressing works so well in so many different dishes and even salads. so versatile. goes really well with cucumbers, too!

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  21. What a wonderful salad. The dressing sounds like something we'd love. I've never tried weight watchers but know quite a few people who swear by it. By the looks of the date of this post, it looks like you're already well on your way with your resolutions! Best to you!

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  22. Humm always good recepes,greeting from Belgium, Louisette with two golden retriever,

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  23. There's lot of healthy fiber in this salad, so you can't help but to feel full and satisfied. In a good way. The bright dressing really tops it off!

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