Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Black Bean Avacado Salad

Kuki and I have over-loaded on Calories this past weekend. First my friend got married in Jaipur , then his friend got married in Bangalore... It seems all high-flying... but it has put us on a huge set back in terms of the Weight we have been trying to loose. The universe has consipired against us by letting us loose in Food-World and ending up in a Food and Drinks Coma.

So when I think what I will cook this weekend as a new Dish for my Kuks... This receipe came to look as PERFECT !!! Colourful and yet really tasty... and looks low cal. It says Feta Cheese, but I am going to try it with Paneer instead. Hopefully I will give a twist to it and come out with a spin off of my own.

makes 4 servings

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 5 - 10 minutes

6 pieces of Paneer/ Feta Cheese, if Paneer lightly toss the cubes
1 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 mango, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 lime, squeezed
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 avocados, halved and pit removed
cilantro for garnish


1. In a frying pan, cook the paneer on low-medium heat until crispy. Let cool.

2. In a strainer, rinse the black beans.

3. In a large bowl, combine the paneer, beans, tomatoes, mango, red pepper, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

4. Cut the avocados in half and remove the seeds. Scoop a generous serving of the black bean salad onto each avocado half. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

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