checked header

checked header

Monday, 31 May 2010

Mexican Salad.



Mexican couscous salad-A rich and vibrant Mexican salad with a spicy aromatic cumin and mexican herb dressing.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons dry couscous
1/2 cup water (enough to cover couscous)
1/2 cup pre cooked kidney beans
1/2 cup pre cooked sweet corn kernels
1 small tomato deseeded and diced
1/2 cup diced mixed peppers red/yellow/green
2 inch piece cucumber diced
1 small red onion finely diced
1/2 avocado diced

For Dressing;

1/2 teaspoon chilli powder or paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic paste
Pinch of Mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt

Method:

1. In a dish put the couscous and add just enough boiling water to cover it. Cover and leave for 15 minutes till couscous swells up and all the water is absorbed.
2. In another bowl add the kidney beans, sweet corn kernels, peppers, red onion, tomatoes, avocado and cucumber and mix.
3. Stir in the prepared couscous.
4. In a jar with a lid add the chilli powder, cumin powder, garlic, cilantro, oil, lime juice mexican oregano and salt. Shake the jar to mix all the ingredients.
5. Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss to mix thoroughly. Chill the salad for 30 minutes to allow all the flavours to infuse.

You may like:
Couscous salad

Submitting to
SARA'S CORNER-Cook with cumin seeds event idea conceived by Priya

41 comments:

  1. wow delicious salad..i love Mexican food..the salad is very healthy too.
    the dressing with paprika thats sounds delicious.very colorful picture too

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nayana,

    Mexican salad looks really colorful and yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It looks great and must be delicious. Like this mexican salad.

    ReplyDelete
  4. perfect n healthy salad for d season..v colorful too..awesome click as usual!

    ReplyDelete
  5. healthy salad dear,using cumin gives nice taste...oh i missed to prepare a salad for her event...

    ReplyDelete
  6. yum yum..looks so colourful,healthy and fresh..

    ReplyDelete
  7. Healthy delicious salad...
    looks very tempting dear :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have not tried couscous yet. I think it's high time I should include in my kitchen :-) Very healthy and filling salad

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  9. looks so tempting, i will surely try this. very colourful.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yummy salad. Will try this one of these days..

    ReplyDelete
  11. The salad looks very tempting.... Colorful indeed.... Healthy & Edible Colors......

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

    ReplyDelete
  12. hey thats a nice one...looking colorful too...and all the ingredients u used are really too good and differnt....

    ReplyDelete
  13. salads are my all time favt...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice salad...looks colourful

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your Mexican salad looks beautiful and healthy!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a beautiful, healthy and filling salad, looks awesome..

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a refreshing salad!!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. The Salad looks so healthy and beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very tempting dish to try , must taste yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Salad looks so healthy, colorful and delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love salads....this looks quite healthy....

    ReplyDelete
  22. very colourful and healthy salad..love to have when sun shines, sitting on your hammock in the garden..listening lovely music..;-))

    ReplyDelete
  23. thats somthing tempting and different

    ReplyDelete
  24. Healthy, colorful and tasty salad..

    ReplyDelete
  25. This sure looks colorful and yumm!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. What an inspired creation! I never would have thought of combining Mexican and couscous, but it is brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh that salad looks so delicious and colorful!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great fusion salad. thanks for sharing the recipe. Sometimes mixing 2 cuisines creates delicious food.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Colourful and delicious salad:)

    ReplyDelete
  30. I really want to try this salad soon!Looks amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  31. This looks lovely, if I made it I might add some more chilli as I like it hot :)

    ReplyDelete

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to motivate.”
Thankyou for taking the time to post "that kind word" , its very inspiring.If you enjoyed your visit and would like regular updates please take a moment to join via google connect widget in the side bar.
If you leave a question that needs answering please make sure your profile has an email ID enabled so I can reply to it.

Please do not leave your site URL in comment section.Please note any spam comment using this space as free advertising will be PROMPTLY deleted as will all anonymous comments.

Related Posts with Thumbnails