Saturday, April 28, 2018

Easy bean salad with corn and avocado

After the blazing sunshine of a week ago, we are back to more typical April weather with cooler temperatures and some grey skies. Nonetheless, there is progress towards warmth and the sunshine of last week offers a glimpse of what is to come.

Outdoor eating from a week ago

This salad was a perfect match for the sunshine and it would be a great barbecue side dish for the summer months. It is extremely simple - kidney beans, sweetcorn kernels, coriander and avocado. I served it with sweet potato on the side, but you could mix it all together if you prefer. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar is all the end product needs and even that is optional.


Usually I would add spinach leaves or similar to a meal like this, but when I made it we were out of fresh greens. In the end I was pleased to serve it without the distraction of leaves. For a simple ingredient list the dish comes together as a flavoursome and vibrant lunch.

Easy bean salad with corn and avocado
Perfect for summer but easy to mix up at any time of year
Serves 3 to 6 as a main or side

Author: Bite-sized thoughts

1-1/2 cups cooked kidney beans (one 375g tin if using tinned)
1/2 - 3/4 cup cooked corn kernels
1/2 medium avocado, diced
Small bunch of coriander, chopped
2 - 3 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and cubed
Balsamic vinegar, to serve, optional

Combine the beans, corn, avocado and coriander in a bowl and toss to combine. 

Mix through the sweet potato and vinegar if desired, or serve the bean mix alongside the sweet potato with an optional drizzle of balsamic at the end.

What salads have you been enjoying lately?


  1. that sounds like a lovely salad to enjoy in the spring - good to have some cheering spring food even when the weather is not quite so spring like

  2. Bring on the proper spring weather and with it more lovely salads such as yours. Sweet potato, sweetcorn and kidney beans make a rather lovely combo, i like it as its one I use for veggie Chili Bean dishes. Yum.

  3. This is a terrific looking salad- I think I'd like it better without the greens anyway.

  4. Beans and sweetcorn make such a gorgeous combination, I love them together in wraps and salads. I hope there's enough good weather to enjoy this dish outside soon!

  5. That looks like a lovely salad! I love coriander in everything - I know it's not to everyone's taste but it tastes fresh and delicious to me!


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