Salade Mexicaine

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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


  • 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.

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