1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 pounds small red potatoes
1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons canola oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Remove 1 chipotle chile from can. Chop chile to measure 2 teaspoons. Reserve remaining chiles and adobo sauce for another use.
Place potatoes in a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool. Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch cubes. Place potatoes in a large bowl.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add corn; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add corn, celery, and next 5 ingredients (celery through jalapeño) to potatoes; toss gently.
Combine 2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chile, lime juice, oil, salt, and black pepper, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle the lime juice mixture over potato mixture, and toss gently. Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
CALORIES 209 (25% from fat); FAT 5.8g (sat 0.4g,mono 3.1g,poly 1.8g); IRON 2.3mg; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 33mg; CARBOHYDRATE 37.9g; SODIUM 413mg; PROTEIN 5.1g; FIBER 5.7g
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Rotini pasta, shredded carrots, grated cheese, chopped green peppers, sunflower seeds and italian salad dressing. Wait until the last minute to put in the cheese, seeds and dressing.