Jan 7, 2009

RED BEANS AND CORN SALAD


Legumes are a powerhouse food and an almost perfect food too.they contain Protein, High energy -yielding carbohydrates, fiber, folate, Iron, potassium, and even calciun. Legumes are classified as a meat alternative because like meat, they contain a high amount of protein, but no fat and no cholesterol(remember red meat contain fat)

Legumes contain 2 types of fiber, they contain soluble fiber which helps to lower our cholesterol levels,they also contain insoluble fiber which increases bulk to the waste product in our large intestine(just few days back i read in a book that a meal with beans might decrease some fat taken during the same meal).In half cup of beans contains only 80 calories so I think we can't go wrong with that.in half cup of beans also average 7-10 gms fiber with 3gms of Iron, so....... let us start adding beans in our meal several times in a week haaahha any way here I am with my recipe..............................

INGREDIENTS:----

Red beans --- 1 cup

cooked sweet corn ---- 3/4 cup

Garlic --- 2 cloves crushed

Onion --- chopped 1 small

Tomato --- 1 small chopped

Coriander leaves --- 1 tab sp chopped

Olive oil --- 1 tab sp

hot chilli sauce --- 1/2 tea sp

Salt to taste

pepper to taste

METHOD:-----
soak dry red beans in water for overnight and cook till become soft and remove water ( store this water can use this water for making rasam )

Mix all above ingredients in a salad mixing bowl and leave it for 1 hour before serving.

this will go wery well with corn bread

Enjoy your meal.
This ismy entry for SRIVALLI S Legume -love -affair at -----cooking4allseasons.started by Susan

18 comments:

sowmya said...

nice colourful salaad

Sanghi said...

Wow, very healthy dish. Colours tempt much.. Good work! Do check my new blog on 'world food treat' and leave your comments..!

Priya said...

WOw colourful salad, lovely combination Rekha..

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy salad..yummy

DEESHA said...

thatz soo yummy rekha. I love this too. very colorful & tempting

Usha said...

Very colorful and nutritious !

Asha said...

Healthy and colorful entry for legume, good one Rekha! :)

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and perfect dear

Arundhuti said...

Very colourful!

Smitha said...

Sounds very healthy

notyet100 said...

perfect for the event nd healthy too,..:-)

Madhu said...

Colourful salad...nice entry

Pavithra Kodical said...

Healthy and tempting...

Suma Rajesh said...

this looks colourful and inviting..

sriharivatsan said...

Nutritious salaad..Will be definitely useful..Thanks for sharing

Soma said...

So beautiful & colorful & healthy salad. I prepare something like this.. bean salad for lunches frequenlty.

Jaishree said...

Wow!colourful & healthy salad Rekha...

SriLekha said...

colorful and healthy salad!