Monday, July 11, 2016

Corn and Bean salad

Even though we all strive to cook elaborate snacks on weekends, secretely we all would long to have something quick to fix. All the home cooks have some magic recipe in their sleeve to make their family happy on a weekend, without standing in the kitchen for long time. May it be a store bought chips packet or homemade murukku, but the smile we see in our love's face is important :) Right !
 In my house sundal (Indian lentil salad) is one snack that saves me a lot of time.  Corn and bean salad is another easy to do recipe.  Click to see my 'colorful corn and bean salad'. Mostly I buy frozen corn in a bag. But if you are willing, you can prepare it from fresh corn too. Tea time snacks in my house is mostly easy to fix types.  When it comes to lentils, I always buy dried beans. Dried beans are inexpensive and belongs to 'good eats'. Canned beans comes handy, when we need to soak them.  I cook black bean ahead , portion them and freeze it in small containers. So here is my hubby's favorite 5 minute sundal / salad.
Corn and bean salad

Sweet corn - 1 cup
black bean - 1/2 cup
Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp (optional)
salt , pepper - to taste
lemon - few drops

Boil the corn and remove the kernels from cob using a knife. (or) Just buy a bag of frozen corn and keep it handy.
Take a cup of frozen corn and rinse in water. Put it in a microwavable cup. Microwave it for 2 minutes . I don't cover it while microwaving.
Mix it with cooked hot black bean. Add salt, pepper, cheese , lemon juice and mix well.
Corn bean salad  is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve as snack or side dish with baked chicken and vegetables.


Beena said...

Super healthy it

Rafeeda AR said...

Both my favorite ingredients together... Delicious!

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Rafee. That makes two of us :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

simple n delicious salad

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Beena . Your comments make me happy dear.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks dear Niloufer.

Suja Manoj said...

Colorful and tasty salad

Vikis Kitchen said...

Suja : Thanks dear.

Yasmeen said...

simple and nutritious salad

Vikis Kitchen said...

Yasmeen : Thanks dear.