I know I’ve expressed my love of Mexican food with you before, but I just can’t help my adoration for it. There are so many amazing Mexican recipes and dishes in the world, and many of them are on my list of all time favourite meals. There really is something so addictive and mouthwatering about Mexican food.
Some of the flavour combinations in their cuisine, like paprika and chilli, are mixes that I use almost daily in my kitchen. They work well with almost any ingredients, in any dish, and instantly liven up the taste of your food. One of my favourite dishes with a Mexican feel is a bean salad. Light and refreshing, the salad is filled with delicious vegetables, Black Beans and Kidney Beans. I make mine with lots of Cucumber, Pepper and Sweetcorn as they’re my favourite vegetables.
Then, for it’s boost of spice and Mexican feel, the salad is lightly covered in a spicy, tangy dressing. It’s made from a combination of Smoked Paprika, Chilli spices, Tomato flavours, Lime and Cider Vinegar to get that nice balance between sourness and heat. There’s also a tasty smoky element in the salad from the Smoked Paprika and Chipotle paste, to throw in another flavour combination! What I really like most about this dish, is that it still provides you with a nice rich flavour and heat, while being a light and refreshing salad – perfect for Summer!
mexican bean salad
serves about 6
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