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Red Bean & Corn Salad

Although I post only vegetarian recipes, for some reason i have just not managed to get my post out on “Meatless Monday”, so over the weekend i decided that i am going to ensure my post is out on Monday. This is another one of those dishes that was born out of tit bits left in the fridge at the end of the week. With the heatwave that we are experiancing in Johannesburg, you can’t eat anything but salads.

Red Bean & Corn Salad (Serves 4)

1 can red kidney beans (washed and drained)

125ml corn of the cob

5ml salt

5ml of lemon zest

3ml freshly crushed coriander seeds

1 fresh green or red chilli (finely chopped)

65ml of chopped coriander (garnish)




50ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice

50ml avocado oil

5ml freshly ground black pepper

10ml sugar

5ml salt



  1. Mix the above salad ingredients together and allow to stand for about 10 minutes
  2. Mean while whisk all of the dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad
  3. Serve with on its own or with a leafy green salad some pita toasts, garlic or herb bread


Leafy Green Salad


250ml finely sliced crisp lettuce

125ml baby pea shoots

100ml alfalfa sprouts

100ml baby rocket leaves

8-10 baby rosa tomatoes

15ml sesame seeds (garnish)



  1. Mix all of salad ingredients together and use some of the above salad dressing and garnish with sesame seeds.






Comments: 6

  • Sous-Chef


    Morning Usha, whilst you lot basked in the sun I was glued to my fluffy blankie, it’s been cold in Natal.

  • janicetripepi


    Ooh love the sound of that dressing Usha!! I have my yoghurt draining in my fridge!!! xxxx have a great day xxxx jan

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods


    Thanks Jan–it really is a wonderful light filling summer salad. I hope your yogurt turns out well.

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods


    Hi Sue i am sorry about that–but we are having unbelievable hot weather in Joburg and my son suggested i get quotes to have an air conditioner installed

  • mitzireddy


    I like the sound and look of this dish, Usha and very nice food styling. The salad as well looks so fresh and appealing. Good to see u back at blogging regularly.

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods


    thanks Mitzi

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