In the past we showed you how to prepare fiber rich recipes such as Black Bean Burger or Avocado Omlette. Fiber rich recipes are often easier to prepare than we think. Fiber rich foods help in maintaining good bowel health and also help control many health issues such as high blood pressure and blood sugar problem.
Mexican Bean Salad with Lime Dressing
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Two 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 ½ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
4 scallions, ends trimmed and diced
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
Lime Dressing (see the following recipe)
2 avocados, pitted, peeled and diced
1. In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, red bell pepper, tomatoes, scallions, and cilantro. Pour the Lime Dressing over them and mix together. Then gently mix in the avocado.
2. Serve at room temperature or cold.
¼ cup fresh lime juice (3 or 4 limes)
½ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon agave
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
teaspoon chili powder as per taste
1. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients until well blended.
Per serving: Calories 249 (From Fat 93); Fat 10g (Saturated 2g); cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 79mg; Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 13g); Protein 10g.
Note: If you make this salad ahead of time, wait until just before serving to mix in the tomato, avocado, and cilantro. This prevents the tomato and avocado from breaking down and causing a mushy texture, and it retains the cilantro’s fresh flavor.
Source – http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25844604/pomegranate-antioxidant-smoothie-mexican-bean-salad-with-lime-dressing