Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Corn and black bean salad

Corn and bean salad is another popular salad. This is a salad I often see in food network shows. There may be many variations but I customized it according to my taste and calorie need. Though the recipe is simple, I wanted to note down the way I prepare my own 'home made salad dressing'.  Here I have used the black bean. Black bean tastes similar to whole black gram (urad dhal). It can be substituted by red bean , rajma (kidney beans) or any bean of our choice.


Ingredients:
cooked sweet corn kernels- 1 cup
cooked black bean - 1 cup
tomato - 2
red bell pepper - 1
cucumber -1
white onion - 1/2
cilantro - handful

dressing:
Extra virgin olive oil - 1 tbsp
vinegar - 1 tsp
lemon juice - 1/2 fruit
salt - to taste
red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
sugar - 1 tbsp
garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
dried Italian seasoning herbs - 1 tsp

Preparation:
Soak 1/2  cup black bean in water overnight. Wash and  remove the water.
Add enough water to just immerse the soaked bean. Pressure cook for 3 whistles or cook in stove top till it is soft.
(or) Buy a can of cooked black bean. Wash well to remove excess salt.

Method:
Mix all the items given for dressing, shake well. Keep refrigerated until we need. we can keep this for 1 week (I have not tested more than that).
Cut the onion, cucumber, pepper, tomato into 1 inch size cubes.
Finely chop the cilantro.
Put them in a large bowl and add the cooked beans , corn.
Mix well. Add the required salad dressing , toss and serve.

Serving suggestion:
Makes a starter food or healthy snack.

11 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colorful salad.
Deepa

Nabanita Das said...

Lovely Salad Viki. Healthy too...

Subhie Arun said...

Perfect salad.. Healthy n yummy

VineelaSiva said...

The salad looks very inviting and healthy.

Priya said...

Wat a healthy,colourful and delicious salad, love to have atleast once a week.

divya said...

Looks delicious n awesome. Lovely clicks.

Sangeetha Priya said...

very very healthy salad!!!

Chitra said...

Healthy salad. Looks colorful..I tried ur paaya recipe with vegetables.It was very nice for idiyappam. Will soon post & link u dear :)

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thank you friends.
Thanks Chitra . Eagerly waiting to see and learn ur vegetable paya soon. Kudos dear!

kala said...

Healthy protein saladd :)

Divya Pramil said...

The perfect and tasty salad, I make it little different dear :) Looks so colorful and good :)