South-western-style salad

South-western-style salad

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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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lizzafezza
31st Mar, 2012
5.05
Delicious - made a side salad at BBQ. Will defo be making again
zendeling
22nd Mar, 2012
What a pleasant surprise! Delicious
kateeshannon
14th Feb, 2012
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
3rd Oct, 2011
5.05
Very tasty. I used a mixture of beans and it worked just as well.
helenrothwell
18th Aug, 2011
4.05
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
1st Aug, 2011
4.05
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
24th Jul, 2011
4.05
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.
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aticavo
17th May, 2011
5.05
very healthy and delicious!
clarablackman
27th Apr, 2011
5.05
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
3rd Apr, 2011
5.05
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!

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