Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday Recipe

I was looking for something different to serve with breaded fish. I came across this recipe. Sounded good although I think it is a meal in itself, not a side dish. However, although I didn't have the ingredients, I thought I would share it.

Black Bean Salad with Corn, Red Peppers and Avocado in a Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob
2 red bell peppers, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs minced shallots, from one medium shallot
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbs sugar
9 Tbs extra virgin olive oil, best quality such as Colavita
1 tsp lime zest (be sure to zest limes before juicing them)
6 Tbs fresh lime juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
2 Hass avocados, chopped

Combine all ingredients except for avocados in a large bowl and mix well. Cover and chill for a few hours or overnight. Right before serving, add avocados and mix gently, being careful not to mash avocados. Garnish with more chopped cilantro if desired. Serve at room temperature.

Servings: 8

Author: Jennifer Segal
Source: Once Upon a Chef

Have a great weekend


  1. Hi Jo - the sort of dish I love ... and this weekend is going to be like summer - before the rain and cold sets in - cheers Hilary

    1. Certainly full of flavours Hilary. Gone quite cool and damp round here.

  2. I make a salad very similar to that one for my summer BBQs, but without the cilantro, which I hate. Thinking of which, I never had one this year.

    1. Funny you are the second person I heard of who hates cilantro, Denise. Two friends fell out with one another over it.

    2. Apparently there are folks like me who think it tastes like soap. Very common from what I hear.

    3. Really Denise? I remember quite liking it in the days when I could taste it.

  3. That salad looks and sounds delicious. I hate making salads, but I love to eat them.

    1. Like enjoying writing and hating marketing Liz.

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    1. I enjoy them very much too Ivy, don't feel quite as enthusiastic as you though.

  5. That sounds delicious, Jo, and I love fresh cilantro - but we call it coriander here. It does seem to be something you either love or hate though.

    1. We have coriander seeds but call the plant cilantro I think Helen. Not 100% clear on that.