South-western-style salad

South-western-style salad

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


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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  • 2 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



    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)



    The same shape, but smaller than…

For the dressing

  • 1 tsp ground cumin



    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



    The same shape, but smaller than…

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


  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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Comments (52)

lizzafezza's picture

Delicious - made a side salad at BBQ. Will defo be making again

zendeling's picture

What a pleasant surprise!

kateeshannon's picture

This is one of the tastiest salads I've ever made from Good Food! It is easy to prepare, delicious and goes down a treat in the summer at a barbecue. It was a hit with my large (and very fussy) family!

pnlynch's picture

Very tasty. I used a mixture of beans and it worked just as well.

helenrothwell's picture

It's worth saying that Chipotle Tabasco is NOWHERE NEAR as poky as the regular variety -- I really love it, but it is a completely different addendum: a little heat, and really intense, peppery smokiness. You can/should use much less ordinary Tabasco, IMHO. Gorgeous recipe with the Chipotle variety, which many supermarkets happily now stock :-)

sarah_star's picture

Really enjoyed this, but I did add a lot of tomato puree on a whim to the dressing to make a sort of red devil sauce. Also added chicken to make a complete meal that the kids loved.

maryechappell's picture

Different and colourful we all enjoyed this, it makes a lot for 2 people. I added extra avocado (some lime juice stops it going brown) and replaced some of the beans with chopped boiled new potatoes, there was enough for 4. Also served it with cold salmon for those who don't like feta cheese.

aticavo's picture

very healthy and delicious!

clarablackman's picture

I love this recipe and have done it a number of times. I use kidney beans instead as the black beans in a tin can be a bit mushy. Best find the chipotle tabasco.

janie2go's picture

This salad is AMAZING! Its so easy to make and the flavours are fresh and zingy. Everyone I have served it to has asked for the recipe. I have made with all sorts of beans/lentils and it works everytime, easy on the tabasco as recommended by others!

chipchop81's picture

BEST salad ever! Flavours are exciting and moreish, could eat this everyday. Tried it also with some sticky pork ribs, perfect match.

hehesquirrel's picture

Absolutely amazing salad! The dressing gives it a good kick. Everyone loves it! Definitely will make it again.

katiedorey's picture

I absolutely love this salad, it's nice and cheap (especially if you buy the corn from a local greengrocer!) and tastes delicious. I used dried black turtle beans as that was what I had to hand, slightly more of a faff than using tinned as had to soak overnight but had a really good result. I also put in more tabasco than suggested as my boyfriend and I love spicy food. Substituted baby plum tomatoes instead of cherry because they're sweeter. I would happily live on this salad all summer!

welshbird's picture

Loved this, grilled some chicken to go with it covered in some of the dressing, was fab, had the leftover salad in a wrap the next day.
Used half the amount of tabasco and was just the right amount of heat

wendyr0239's picture

A tasty, vibrant salad which goes really well with Tex-Mex food. I have occasionally substituted the black beans for cannellini beans or even a few green olives....still tasted lovely and worked with the dressing. I always use the full tablespoon of Tabasco sauce and don't think it overpowers. Yum!

sololiz's picture

Really attractive dish. I used sweet chilli sauce to replace the tabasco, so it wasn't too hot. A satisfying meal in itself.

lentillovecake's picture

Have been looking for some tasty main meal salads and decided to give this one a go. Found it really delicious, served with nachos and some fajita spiced chicken for my meat eating husband. Definitely one to make again.

iglehart's picture

Finally tried this and it is delicious! Was quite apprehensive about the dressing, but comments above gave me faith and I included the full tbsp tabasco. Utterly yummy and so different!

hoopmom's picture

This is easy and it tastes very good! I have served it at many gatherings and have received many compliments, not only on the taste, but for how good it looks!

robynberryluke's picture

Totally delicious and easy to make goes well with fish or meat joined up to get more of the same....cheers


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