I am so excited to share one of my favorite healthy recipes with you. I make often and I eat on it through the week. This healthy Black Bean and Couscous Salad is the perfect summer recipe. I use whole wheat Couscous with organic black beans and organic corn to make it super healthy. This recipe would also be great on a whole wheat tortilla shell. It’s both filling and delicious. Not to mention it’s super easy and fast to make.
Couscous takes only five minutes to prepare and works well as a side dish in place of rice, pasta or potatoes. Or make it into a salad like I did in this recipe. Tell me this doesn’t look delicious!
I love using fresh garden vegetables in my recipes. If you have a garden use your cherry tomatoes and spinach from it. They are the best!
Serve this with grilled chicken or fish and you have a delicious healthy meal.
- 1 cup of Couscous (Whole Wheat)
- 1 can of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ can of Corn, drained
- 1 cup of fresh Spinach, chopped
- ⅓ cup of fresh Lime, squeezed
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Avocado, diced
- 1½ teaspoon Cumin
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In large sauce pan, combine 1 cup water, pinch of salt and bring to boil. Add 1 cup of Couscous. Remove from heat and cover with lid for let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
- Mix lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper together. Set aside
- Combine corn, black beans, spinach and tomatoes in bowl.
- Add liquid mixture.
- Add couscous and diced avocado.
- Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
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