This is another super healthy and tasty salsa but a word of warning, if you’re not a fan of coriander, if you still think it tastes like soap, I would give this a miss as coriander is a dominant flavor. If like me, you have the time to make this recipe from scratch, it does take a little forward planning. But you can cut to the chase by using canned veg and still create an instant salsa packed with a difference.
|Prep Time||20 minutes|
- 2 corn cobs
- 1 avocado ripe but firm
- 1/2 cup black beans dried & reconstituted or canned
- 1 bunch coriander coarsley chopped
- 1/4 to 1/2 small spanish onion finely diced
- 1 lime juice of
- 1 mild, red chilli finely diced
- 1 pich salt
- 1 twist cracked pepper
For the Black Beans
- Firstly, if you are using dried black beans, in a small pot, cover them with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for approximately 45 minutes or until quite soft. Drain and rinse with cold water (refrigerate until required). When using any dried bean, the recipe books will tell you to soak your beans overnight. But the only advantage to soaking is to reduce the cooking time. You can make life even easier by using canned, drained black beans.
For the Corn
- Strip the husk from the corn cobs and brush them with a little olive oil. Place them on the grill of a hot barbecue or grill plate on the stove top and rotate each cob until lightly charred. This will take roughly 10 minutes.The corn will taste much nicer if only lightly cooked and is fine if the kernels come off in clumps. Once again you can replace fresh corn with canned if you wish.
To Assemble the Salad
- When the corn is cool enough to handle, run a sharp knife down the sides of each cob and place the kernels in a medium sized mixing bowl. Allow the corn to cool completely. Add the avocado which has been peeled and diced into random chunks, black beans, diced onion and coriander. Add the juice of half to a whole lime (depending on how juicy your lime is), chilli (you can reduce the amount of chilli you use or omit it altogether), salt and cracked pepper to taste. Mix well to combine and serve.
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