Mexican Style Grain Salad
“A great feast of flavours and colour, this is a glorious salad to add a little sunshine to your lunchtime. For variation you can add avocado, plant-based cheese, or sundried tomatoes and onward with your imagination or what you have handy …
If you want to turn it into a burrito of sorts, I found some sweet potato wraps which felt like the perfect casing to surround this salad”
By Alex Mackay
One 396g serving of this recipe is:
- Low in saturated fat
- Low in sugar
- A source of protein
- A source of fibre
Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians
- 250g Merchant Gourmet Spicy Mexican-Style Grains & Pulses
- 1 large lime
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 carrot, 100g, peeled and grated or shredded
- 125g baby plum tomatoes, halved
- 140-160g (smallest tin, size depends on brand) tinned corn with it’s juice
- 4 tbsp plant-based sour cream or yoghurt
- 10g coriander leaves and stalks
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- Tip the Mexican-Style grains and pulses into a medium sized bowl. Grate the lime zest over the top. Squeeze the lime and add 3 tbsp of juice and the sugar to the grains. Stir well.
- Add the grated carrot, baby plum tomatoes and corn.
- Spoon the salad onto plates or into containers. Top with the sour cream or yoghurt, coriander and pumpkin seeds.
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