Cooking with READ

Quick and tasty family suppers during the busy work week are definitely doable when you take a look at all the ways READ Salads can become a mealtime magic ingredient.

A warming bowl of homemade Southwestern Bean & Pasta Soup served with crusty bread or whole gain crackers and a salad or fruit make a great weeknight dinner. Start with two cans of the Southwestern Bean Salad for the base of this soup. You only need to add a few other ingredients to the flavorful beans, corn and hominy salad combo, then simmer just 20 minutes to let the flavors blend.  That gives you plenty of time to prepare the accompaniments.



This versatile soup starts out vegetarian but it’s also delicious when lean ground beef or turkey is added.

Tasty Tip:  This soup would be great to share with hungry Super Bowl watchers.  Double the recipe if you’re hosting a crowd.  It can be made the day before, then reheated at serving time.