Party Your Way To A Healthy Body With This Corn And Black Bean Salad!
Mexicans know how to take food to the next level and this colourful salad ticks all the boxes!
Packed full of fresh vegetables, this moreish salad delivers a good dose of your daily vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C and B6.
Together, the beans, corn and avocado form a balanced meal with carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats to give you long lasting energy.
Black beans are ideal for those wanting to maintain or lose weight as they are a low-energy-dense, high fibre food that fills you up quickly.
They are a great plant-based protein option and also contain significant amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium and folic acid.
Try this salad by itself as a light lunch or serve alongside some grilled meat.
It is even better when prepared the night before as the lime juice will infuse in the vegetables (just leave the lettuce and avocado out until ready to serve).
Sugar Free – Yes
Gluten Free – Yes
Dairy Free – Yes
Grain Free – Yes
Protein – Medium
Carbs – Medium
Fats – Low
Mexican Fiesta Salad
⅓ small red onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
⅓ capsicum, any colour, diced
100 grams black beans, drained and rinsed
100 grams canned corn, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp. fresh coriander, roughly chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp. white vinegar
1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
¼ avocado, diced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Makes 1 lunch serving
Place diced onion, tomato, capsicum, black beans, corn, coriander, lime juice and vinegar in a bowl and toss to combine.
To serve, lay lettuce in a bowl and top with vegetable mixture, diced avocado and season with salt and pepper.