Friday, September 21, 2012

Black bean salad with avocado


Black bean salad with avocado
This salad has nutrition galore and makes a great lunch or side dish. Add grilled chicken or fish to it for main course. Add some lime juice to avocado to prevent discolouration. Prepare the salad complete with dressing and pack for lunch with an ice pack or prepare salad and dressing separately and pack for lunch in separate containers. Toss with the dressing just before eating 
Ingredients: (Serves 4-5)
2 cans black beans rinsed and drained
2 cups frozen corn 
2 red peppers chopped
1 red onion chopped
2 avocados peeled and chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 to 1 tsp hot sauce
freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic finely grated
1 inch ginger finely grated
  • Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Prepare the beans and veggies for the salad. 
  • Add some lime juice to avocado to prevent discolouration.
  • Spray a non stick pan with cooking oil and place over medium heat. Sauté corn stirring frequently till slightly charred about 7-8 minutes. 
  • Place all the ingredients for salad in a bowl and pour dressing over it. Toss to mix well.
Black bean salad with avocado
 More quick and easy lunch ideas in the coming weeks..

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