Monday, October 24, 2011

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Happy Deepavali to all my readers! Diwali starts tomorrow (at least for us Kannadigas). But in the community we live in, the celebrations have been going in for the past 3 days. Houses, trees and the gates all beautifully lit up. Many activities involving mainly kids and women. Last night saw a beautiful cultural program by the kids followed by a delicious catered dinner. With N not being in town and logistics not supporting us heading off to Mysore, I thought the festival this time was going to be quite dull for us. But with so many activities, dinner & lunch invitations and shopping meet ups, I think we will do quite alright! :)

Take a peek here to see at how it is traditionally celebrated by our community.

The salad here has quite often been my lunch. Filling and nutritious and with a killer cumin dressing, absolutely delicious too. I've mentioned this salad before but here it is with the recipe for Susan's event My Legume Love Affair or MLLA, hosted by Suma of Veggie Platter for it's 40th edition. Thank you both!

Corn and Bean Salad

Recipe Source

Ingredients:

1 cup corn (canned or boiled)
1 cup black bean, canned or cooked (can be subbed with any other kind of bean - pinto, kidney etc)
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 medium tomato, chopped small
1-2 tbsp, chopped cilantro
salt for seasoning

For the dressing:
1 tbsp olive oil (or any other oil per your liking)
1 tsp Dijon mustard (or regular yellow mustard)
1 tbsp vinegar (sherry, red wine or plain white)
Juice of half a lemon
1 heaped tsp roasted cumin powder

Method:
If using fresh corn kernels, cook them in boiling water until tender or use a pressure cooker for a quicker way.
If using dry beans soak overnight and pressure cook until tender.
Whisk together the ingredients listed for the cumin dressing.
In a salad bowl, stir together the corn, beans, tomato, onion and chopped cilantro.
Pour over the salad and toss well.

15 comments:

Prathibha said...

love this simple salad..looks delicious n filling

Priya said...

Nutritious and colourful salad..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Healthy salad,I make this salad very often.

Bong Mom said...

Happy Diwali Vani and what a nice community you have.

sra said...

I know I'd love this salad. Glad you have people around you to liven things up. A very happy Deepavali to you!

LifenSpice said...

Happy Deepavali to you and your family dear Vani!

Vani said...

Pratibha, Nalini, Priya - thanks. hope you alla re hvaing a nice deepavali :)

San - thanks. and true. one of the things I'm gonna miss for sure :(

Sra- yeah, that helps. Hope you're having a fab Diwali.

Kay- thanks a lot. Hope your Diwali and bright and nice too :)

Jaya said...

Vani,
We like this combo very much and Deepawali wishes to you and yours..hugs and smiles

Cham said...

Happy Diwali Dear - glad to hear u re in a friendly neighborhood!

Vee said...
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Vani said...

Cham and Jaya, thank you! Hope you both are having a fun Diwali!

Maheswari said...

Simple one.Would love add a splash of mango when its on season ;)

Jay said...

very flavorful n interesting recipe vani..:P
Tasty Appetite

Vani said...

Hey, thanks for visiting and the comment, Jay.

Suma Gandlur said...

Seems like you had a fabulous Diwali. :)
It's a nutritious and colorful salad for sure.