Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Black Bean Burgers with Corn Relish


I am so proud of myself today. Although my afternoon was busy and I couldn't get downstairs for a workout, I still ran today. I actually headed straight for the gym after work. Amazing and unheard of in my world.

I'm usually starving and tired, but today I really wasn't either of those things. And, I upped my mileage a smidge.. about a quarter of a mile, which with my slow pace is about 5 minutes give or take. I guess that's the advantage to going after work. I can take all the time I need.

I headed home and pulled together a quick dinner since it was getting late. Tonight was black bean burgers (of the Morningstar Farms variety) and put it on a whole wheat bun with a little corn relish I came up with. On the side was a salad with cukes, tomatoes and whatever relish didn't fit on the sandwich dressed with olive oil and vinegar. And a peach.

It was a bit of a Mexican fiesta today considering I had a whole wheat veggie quesadilla and black bean salad from the cafeteria's healthy meals today. Oh well. Lunch and dinner were MILES ahead of my craptastic dinner last night so I'm a happy gal.

Now off to have a fudge bar while the season premier of Top Chef!

Corn Relish
Serves 2

1/2 cup frozen corn thawed or fresh corn cut off the cob
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 scallion, finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 a lime and a drizzle of olive oil
salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and serve.

1 comment:

Tasty Health Food said...

These burgers look excellent! I have to try this recipe. Thanks!