Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Avocado Beans Salad in Lettuce Cups

With the heat wave that most part of the country has been experiencing, slaving over a hot stove is not something anyone would enjoy. That's when I resort to a light, summer meal which requires little or no cooking and this recipe here is a perfect fit. Light, yet filling and so very refreshing... A friend of mine made this during a get-together and it is something I enjoyed so decided to recreate it at home.

Any kind of beans will work but I used a can of black beans I had at home. Sweet kernels of corn would be a great addition to this but I didn't have any when I made this. Play around with the ingredients to suit your taste buds... you can even add some mint chutney to the avocado bean salad for a variation... the options are endless.



Avocados - 2, ripe, scoop the inside flesh after cutting into two
Black beans - 1 can, drained and rinsed with water
Red Bell Pepper - half, chopped finely
Red Onion - half of a medium one, peeled and chopped finely
Corn Kernels - from one cob (that has been cooked till soft with a bit of salt)

Tomato - 1 small, chopped finely
Spring Onion - 1, chopped
Green chillies - 2, minced (optional, esp. when serving to children)
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon Juice - from one half of a lemon
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, chopped

To Serve:

Iceberg Lettuce - separated to form the cups (just before serving- keep chilled)
Sour Cream


1) In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salad. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Refrigerate this for 30 mins to an hour to allow the flavours to marry.

2) When ready to serve, arrange lettuce cups, put abt 2 spoons of the avocado bean salad and top with a dollop of sour cream. Roll up and eat!

We enjoyed that with a cool Mango Panna cotta for dessert.

Here are some more recipes that require no cooking:


  1. Yum, that looks superb and so refreshing and perfect for this hot weather. Love it.

  2. That's a recipe ....looks gud

  3. I love the looks of your mango panna cotta. Looks perfect. The lettuce are delicious looking in their own.

    Summer is going good and filled with lot of stuff and not enough time.

  4. Sounds really good,perfect meal!

  5. salads are simple yet refreshing. This one with the beans and veggies is sure wholesome.Colourful too!

  6. They look so cute. Avocado n lettuce is a great combo

  7. it looks like the chicken lettuce rolls...i love black beans...perfect n filling...and where is the recipe for mango panacotta?

  8. it looks like the chicken lettuce rolls...i love black beans...perfect n filling...and where is the recipe for mango panacotta?

  9. Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

  10. Mango dessert looks delectable.. Would love to try it for this hot weather..

  11. That looks great and interesting Laavanya...very healthy..love that panna cotta..:)

  12. Love the salad..mango panna cotta looks fantastic.

  13. Perfect for summer days ! Looks delicious :-)

  14. I am on Avocado high these days. This Salad sounds interesting. Bookmarked!

  15. Salad and Panna look outtasight yummy!!

  16. Delicious...and lovely presentation.

  17. That looks so perfect and yummy. The mango panna cotta looks yummy.

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  18. Refreshing and yummy bean salad.

  19. This salad cups looks gooddd!!



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