October 7, 2008

Salade Mexicaine

I love salads, from the simplest to the most complex .. I was never particularly fond of them while growing up. I remember my mother's perpetual coaxing to get me to eat salads. Salads were a big No No in my menu. My love affair with salads began during my early college days when I was overzealously trying to get rid of the excess flab, amassed over years of gorging on those countless chaats, fried goodies & not to forget those pasteries . . Once I fell in love with them, there was no looking back.



I usually experiment with most vegetables & herbs & include them in my daily diet.
The one that I have for you today is a very simple mexican salad that I make quite often. Its a perfect mix of legumes & vegetables.

Preparation Time: 20 mins

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup french beans
  • 1 cup american sweet corn
  • 1 cup red kidney beans/rajma - soaked overnight or for 5-6 hours
  • 1 cup haricot beans/white kidney beans - soaked overnight or for 5-6 hours
  • 1 small red onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

  • Pressure cook french beans, kidney beans & haricot beans
  • Cook sweet corn on stove top until tender
  • Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl
  • Add vinegar & salt as per taste
  • Toss well & serve

Can be served as an evening snack too . . . Enjoi !!!

Am sending over this recipe to Divya's Dil Se for the event Diet Foods .. & also to Sra's Place for the event My Legume Love Affair & A Recipe which is a brainchild of Susan

Thanks Divya & Sra & Susan for hosting.

52 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Beany Salad,delicious and healthy.

Usha said...

Beans and veggies in a salad are the best kind...looks colorful and delicious :)

n33ma said...

looks colorful and very appetizing.

Jaishree said...

Mexican salad looks colorful,delicious and healthy.

LG said...

Yellow, Pink, Purple colors ..salad bowl is colorful and a very healthy combination too.

sra said...

Hi, this is an appetising rainbow! Thanks for the entry.

Deesha, you have to link to Susan's host line-up post too, please do so - the event is her creation. Thanks.

Cham said...

A colorful bowl of salad, I am ready to have anytime! Beautiful entry!

Adlak's tiny world said...

hai yo such a lovely color and delicious salad.

Divya Vikram said...

Thanks for the healthy entry Deesha..

Sireesha said...

Looks healthy and colourful fabulous entry deesha:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Salad looks colorful and should definitely be filling and fiberous...

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious.. very colourful...

anudivya said...

The colors are lovely, they just bright up the whole bowl. Very nice.

Maria said...

Love the colors and all of the beans. I am a big fan of salads!

Uma said...

wow, this makes a perfect healthy lunch for me. looks so colorful and delicious too.

meeso said...

This is so healthy and I can tell extremely tasty! I will surely give this a try!

Eco_smith said...

Sounds delicious but simple enough to whip it up on a week night

Suma Rajesh said...

looks colourful and inviting..

rekhas kitchen said...

looks very colourful and i love salads

sowmya said...

wow..that so colouful..nice healthy one!!

G.Pavani said...

it looks colourful and delicious

Happy vijayadasami

Priti said...

Wow looks colourful and delicious dear....that's a gud one dear..and simple...gud entry

jayasree said...

Colorful, healthy salad.

Shreya said...

Love the non-green colour in this salad! Very healthy and perfect entry for the events...

Anil P said...

Sometimes I wonder of the challenge it is to like something. I've come to the conclusion that it is about acquiring a taste for it. So, it is only certain types of salads for me. The rest hopefully I can develop a taste for.

Dershana said...

Looks nice and colourful...

raaji said...

looks so authentic and nutritious......wonderful ...
Happy Dussera!!!!!!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi deesha
this salad looks quite enticing..can forgo the main course for this ....and yes..a very happy vijayadashmi to you and your family.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Deesha,
I love salads. This salad looks so colorful. Will definitely try this.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very different and love the pic as usual :)

rekhas kitchen said...

happy dasera to you dear

Sireesha said...

Happy Dusshera to You and your family Deesha!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a colourful and healthy one Deesha:) Lovely picture capturing all those colours!

Madhavi said...

Salad looks yummm and colourful!!!

Laavanya said...

How healthy and yummy looking that is.

mitr_bayarea said...

I just printed this out- am always on the lookout for some salad recipes to prepare for lunch. Great one.

Bhawna said...

Healthy and delicious...nice salad.

Shillu said...

Looks great & healthy. I love corn!

Illatharasi said...

Wow, treat to the eyes... lovely colours :)

Daily Meals said...

colourful and healthy salad, Deesha!

Adlak's tiny world said...

hi Deehs i have added u in my blog list. pl check it out.

Uj said...

Colourful and healthy. Looks nice.. Tagged you for a meme! take it up if you have time :)

Ramya Bala said...

Deepthi,this sounds so easy yaar will surely try..

Priya said...

Looks colourful n healthy.. yummy too..

Curry Leaf said...

Kindly accept a cool award at http://tastycurryleaf.blogspot.com/2008/10/vegetarian-beet-borscht.html

Vidhya said...

Looks healthy and colorful Deesha. There is a surprise waiting for you in my blog. Check out.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Healthy, colorful and simple. Nice entry to the events.

Andhra Flavors said...

Beany Salad,delicious and healthy

Sireesha said...

Deesha there is a surprise waiting for you in my blog.Please Check out:)

Bharti said...

Simple, easy and heart...nic eone.

Nidhi said...

Thats a lovely, colorful , healthy Salad, Deesha!

Sunshinemom said...

Ummm.. Sounds delicious!