South-western-style salad

South-western-style salad

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(50 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2
An exciting main-course salad, packed with interesting flavours and textures

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal612
  • fat38g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre9g
  • protein24g
  • salt2.83g
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Ingredients

  • 2 sweetcorn
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 400g can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, cut into chunks
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 spring onions, roughly chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • lime wedges, to serve (optional)
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

For the dressing

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tbsp chipotle Tabasco sauce (use regular Tabasco if you can't find this)
  • juice and zest 2 limes
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  1. Boil the corn for 10 mins in salted water, rinse in cold water, then cut the kernels off. Tip the beans into a bowl with the cooked corn, avocado, tomatoes and spring onions.

  2. Mix the dressing ingredients with some seasoning, then pour over the salad. Toss together well, scatter the feta over the top and serve with lime wedges, if using.

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jewelledelephant
4th May, 2015
Easy, quick and full of good stuff - I will adding this to the Salad rotation menu in my house, makes a nice change and well tasty!
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avitty
2nd Feb, 2015
Really tasty. I would personally add more cumin and Tabasco sauce though.
Sollie99
27th Oct, 2014
5.05
So easy to make and such a yummy, scrummy salad! I cheated on the corn (used frozen sweetcorn instead of corn on the cobs) but the end result was just as tasty! To complete the meal I added boiled new potatoes and griddled chicken breasts that I marinated quickly in the salad dressing. Will definitely be cooking this again!
TheSuperJodi
28th Sep, 2014
I have a salad just like this, the only exception being that in the south west they would not have used feta for the cheese. (I'm in Colorado, US where we have a large Mexican/Hispanic population and southwest us food is prevalent here) Any sort of crumbly Mexican cheese would be good. Queso Fresco is what I use. Also if you can find it, try Cholula hot sauce brand instead. I do like how light this recipe is! I couldn't find my recipe so I was looking around on the internet for one and stumbled across this, which is very close to the one I have..somewhere buried in my cookbook cabinet. ;)
snowpeas
17th Sep, 2014
So tasty, I added an extra avacado, some halloumi and two peppers- yum
ros-bridges
14th Sep, 2014
5.05
Fab recipe, I forgot the beans, but it was great anyway, and everyone commented on how much they liked it, so a winner
marieb1
5th Sep, 2013
5.05
So good. Only change was used mozzarella instead of feta. Delicious and filling - will make again.
bashlybear
24th May, 2013
5.05
Possibly the best salad i've ever had. I added more tomatoes, used Heinz chipotle (and something) sauce and used kidney beans. I got four portions out of this.
Druunica89
7th May, 2013
5.05
Excellent even without the beans, a firm favourite! I always use the full suggested amount of Chipotle, yummy!
blackisblack
28th Feb, 2013
Corn is easily cooked if it still has the husks, microwave it on high or seventy five per cent for one and a half minutes, per side, turn repeat, allow to cool, pull back husks and use. No steamy kitchen, no soggy corn, no pan to tidy up.

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