I have the urge to eat more healthily .. no I’ll rephrase it ..
Summer in on the way and I better get myself together and don’t eat any more puddings and home-baked bread.. JJ
So here starts a series of very healthy, skinny, crunchy et al sort of salads, veggies, smoothies and mains.. watch this space !
Black Bean with lots of other goodies salad
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
I used fresh ones from the Natural Health shelf
3 mielies, cooked, cooled and kernels cut off the cob
2 red peppers, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 teaspoons salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tsp sugar
9 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest (be sure to zest limes before juicing them)
½ cup chopped coriander , plus more to garnish
2 avocados, diced
Either open 2 cans or if using dried beans soak them for 6 hours and then boil for 2 until soft. Rinse with cold water
Cut up all the goodies ( peppers, garlic, shallots, avos & coriander)
Mix it all together and grate some lime rind over the lot before adding the juice..
Its best to let the salad stand for an hour or 2 in the fridge to absorb all the flavours
This is just such a nice salad and a whole meal on its own, as the beans provide you with the protein that is important not to sneak into the fridge after an hour because you are starving !! Bon Appétit !