Continuing to Learn Secret #3 to Making Everyday Healthy Quick
The flavour highlights of this salad are the love chemistry of Corn LOVING Carrots, Celery and Pumpkin Seeds. And youpiee!.... these ingredients tend to also be more affordable. To learn Secret #4 for Delicious of Everyday Healthy note this flavour pairing :-)
Version #4 – Corn and Bean Salad con Affordable Carrots, Celery and Pumpkin Seeds
2 cups black beans
1 cup red kidney beans
1/2 cup onion
1 1/2 cups corn
1 bell pepper, chopped
Corn Bean Salad con Carrots and Pumpkin Seeds
Corn LOVES...Carrots, Celery and Pumpkin Seeds
1 cup corn and bean salad base
1 celery chopped on an angle
1/4 cup carrot shredded and chopped
2 tbsp - 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (preferably soaked and re-hydrated)
2 large basil leaves, julienned (you could also use cilantro)
1/4 avocado, cubed
Optional: 2 tbsp plain quinoa or another whole grain if you have on hand.
Note: Next time I would add a bit more corn to bring out this flavour.
How to Pack it To-Go
Note the Basic Cumin Vinaigrette (that I posted a few days ago) that you have leftover in your fridge makes a comeback. This time with a bit of makeover of course :-)
Basic Cumin Vinaigrette
(Psst....if you let the vinaigrette sit in your fridge for a few days, then the flavours will marinate and make your everyday salad extra tasty!)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp cumin
1 garlic clove, minced
sea salt to taste
(1) Add all salad ingredients together in a bowl or container. Add a 2 - 3 tbsp of basic cumin vinaigrette.
(2) Optional to serve with some avocado in a lettuce leaf. I always like to add a bit of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
of Everyday Healthy and Get the GLOW!