FoodQuick Mexican salad with red beans: a 20-minute crowd-pleaser

Quick Mexican salad with red beans: a 20‑minute crowd-pleaser

Mexican salad is very colorful.
Mexican salad is very colorful.
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9:13 PM EDT, May 17, 2024

Did you invite friends over and are unsure what to prepare? This salad will amaze everyone with its taste, and it's very quick to make. The recipe is inspired by Mexican cuisine. Can you already guess which ingredient it can't do without?

That wasn't a difficult puzzle. Of course, it's about red beans, which are considered almost a symbol of Mexican cuisine. Many dishes from this country are based on them. Red beans are an important ingredient of the famous chili con carne, but they also perfectly complement salads.

Healthy and convenient

Red beans are a very "convenient" ingredient. You just need to open a can. However, that's not its only benefit. Beans belong to the highly desirable legumes in the diet. They are primarily a good source of protein. Due to their favorable amino acid profile, they can be an alternative to animal protein. Beans also contain fiber and vitamins, especially those from the B group. They also deserve attention due to their significant amount of iron and zinc.

Express speed

The creator of the YouTube channel "Quick and tasty" used red beans for the salad. She emphasized that preparing this delicious dish took her only 20 minutes. It is very colorful, so everyone will surely want to try it. Additionally, as she praises, it tastes fantastic! You can definitely serve it with light grilled dishes. Who wants to try such a salad?

Mexican-style salad

Ingredients:

                                  
  • 1 can of red beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 7 ounces of yellow cheese
  • 2 pickles
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Salt, pepper, hot paprika to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise

Preparation method:

                  
  1. Open the cans of beans and corn. Drain the vegetables using a strainer, then combine them.
  2. Dice the pickles, onion, and bell pepper into small pieces; add them to the vegetables from the cans.
  3. Cut the cheese into larger cubes and add it to the previously prepared ingredients.
  4. Add mayonnaise and spices, and mix everything together.
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