Do you need a pot luck dish?
A great vegetarian dish to take to a pot luck dinner. A change from the same ol’ recipe.
Spice it up a bit.
****SOUTHWESTERN PASTA POT LUCK DISH****
- 1/2 Package of uncooked pasta-shells would give it a distinctive appearance
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil.
- 2 Onions-chopped
- 1 Green bell pepper-chopped
- 1/2 Cup sweet corn kernels
- 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained
- 1 (14.5oz) can chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 Cup salsa
- 1/4 Cup sliced black olives
- 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix. More or less depending on how spicy you want the taste. The salsa has spice into it too.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Add pasta and cook until al dente, drain.
- While pasta is cooking, heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
- Cook onions and pepper in oil until lightly browned.
- Stir in corn and heat through.
- Stir in black beans, tomatoes, salsa, olives, taco seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Cook until throughly heated.
- Toss with cooked pasta.
This is a versatile dish you can change to your personal taste. Also before you add the pasta-it makes a great topping for warmed tortilla chips.
***BROCCOLI POT LUCK FRUIT SALAD***
- 1 Cup mayonnaise or whipped salad dressing
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 8 Cups broccoli florets
- 1 Can(11oz) mandarin oranges(drained)
- 1/2 Cup chopped red onion
- You can add raisins or nuts-if you prefer
- In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise or dressing, sugar and vinegar.
- Cover and refrigerate for a least 2 hours.
- In a large bowl, combine broccoli, oranges, onion and your favorite add-ins.
- Add dressing and toss to coat.
- This salad can be made the night before or earlier in the day.
***FIESTA FRUIT BOWL***
- 6 Flour tortillas
- 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 Tablespoons cinnamon sugar
- 2 Cups halved fresh strawberries
- 1 Cup cantaloupe-cubed
- 1 Cup honeydew melon-cubed
- 1 Large navel orange-peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
- 1/2 Cup peach preserves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brush tops of tortillas with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Cut each tortilla into six wedges. Then transfer to un greased baking sheet.
- Bake until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely
- Place strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew and orange pieces in a large bowl.
- Gently stir in preserves.
- Decorate fruit bowl with the baked tortillas
ENJOY YOUR POT LUCK OR FAMILY REUNION THIS SUMMER