Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hominy Salad Escabeche

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Escabeche is a pickling liquid. In this recipe, I used La Costena brand Zanahorias en Escabeche. Pickled carrots with jalapenos. I used 1/2 cup of the carrots and jalepenos in this recipe. You could use more to up the heat. Use more escabeche liquid for a wetter salad. Sweet onions are best for this, but if you don't have sweet onions and use other (stronger) onions, I'd rinse them in cold water and drain well before adding to salad to prevent them from taking over. You also might want to reduce the amount.

This is tasty plain as a side dish or on top of salad greens. It's also good wrapped in a tortilla.

Kari's Hominy Salad Escabeche

(Makes 6 cups)

1 1/2 cups sweet onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 medium tomato, diced

1/2 cup carrots and chiles, julienned, from zanahorias en escabeche (use more, if desired)

1 (15.5 oz) can yellow hominy, rinsed and drained

1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup minced cilantro

1 Tbsp escabeche liquid (use more if you want a wetter salad)

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp ground cumin

fresh ground black pepper  

Combine all ingredients and chill.