Monday 31 May 2010

Mexican Salad.

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


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


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.

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  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

  2. Nayana,

    Mexican salad looks really colorful and yummy.

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

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

  5. yum yum..looks so colourful,healthy and fresh..

  6. Healthy delicious salad...
    looks very tempting dear :-)

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

    Hamaree Rasoi

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

  9. Yummy salad. Will try this one of these days..

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


  11. Wow Nayna, tempting looking salad :)

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

  13. salads are my all time favt...

  14. Your Mexican salad looks beautiful and healthy!

  15. looks nice and colourful..

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

  17. What a refreshing salad!!!

  18. The Salad looks so healthy and beautiful!

  19. Salad looks so healthy, colorful and delicious.

  20. Love salads....this looks quite healthy....

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

  22. Healthy, colorful and tasty salad..

  23. This sure looks colorful and yumm!!

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

  25. Oh that salad looks so delicious and colorful!

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


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