Saturday, January 26, 2013

Black-Eyed Bean Salad

Now-a-days everyone is so health concious that inclusion of salad is a must in ones' daily diet. I too try and rustle up simple to exotic salads whenever possible.
I had kept aside some boiled black-eyed beans and tried this recipe from one of my various collections. Addition of boiled beans along with other salad vegetables enhances its nutritive value and besides it can also be eaten as a meal by itself especially when one is too tired or lazy to do an elaborate recipe !

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Black-eyed beans (boiled)
1 cup
Spring onions (chopped)
Tomatoes (chopped)
Coriander leaves (chopped)
2 tbsps
Ginger Dressing*
About 2 tbsp
As per taste

*Ginger Dressing:
Olive Oil
1 tbsp
Soya sauce
¾ tbsp
Lemon juice
¾ tbsp
Ginger (finely chopped)
1 inch piece
Garlic (chopped)
1-2 cloves
¾ tsp or As per taste

  1. Place all the Ginger dressing ingredients in a screw-topped bottle or jar and shake well to blend.
  2. Drain the boiled black-eyed beans well and mix with the dressing while still warm. Leave it to cool.
  3. When cooled, add the remaining ingredients (chopped spring onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander leaves) and season with salt and pepper   
  4. Mix thoroughly and serve.
Vegggies chopped & dressing ready

Cooking time     :   25 mins
Preparation time: 15-20 mins
Serves: 2


  • I have used olive oil for the dressing. You may use any oil of your choice.
  • You can substitute Red Kidney beans for Black-eyed beans. 
  • Tastes good with chapattis too. 
  • Since soya sauce is used in the dressing, limit the usage of salt in the salad as soya sauce contains a high amount of sodium.


  1. hi shobha,, wow! looks so delicious. i can have this when i eat vegetarian diet once a week.
    have a nice day

  2. Healthy salad. Can be a filling for a wrap too.

  3. Shobhaji this is such a wonderful salad and I love 'chawli' / black eyed beans!
    Am soaking beans now!

  4. I can have this for a simple and healthy lunch, the dressing looks very interesting..

  5. Nutritious and very tempting colourful salad.

  6. Lovely Post. Nice recipe it..