White Lima Bean & Summer Vegetables Salad With Garam Masala Dressing

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Author Notes: A perfect summer salad with the right amount of tang from the indian magic spice - Garam Masala.The recipe of the dressing is inspired by a garam masala spiced childhood snack.It combines beautifully with the buttery white lima beans and crunchy tomatoes & fresh grilled corn that make their way into the salad.SinfullySpicy

Serves 2-3

Salad Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups precooked/canned white Lima beans,drained
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh white corn from 1 pc grilled fresh corn [substitute with frozen corn, slightly steamed]
  • Any variety of lettuce leaves you like, shredded [Substitute with ready-made salad mix]
  • 2 sprigs scallions, finely chopped
  1. In a big bowl, toss the beans with all the vegetables and combine gently.Refrigerate till ready to serve.

Garam Masala Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice [ Adjust the lime juice, I like my dressing slightly on the sour side]
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onions [ or shallots]
  • 1 piece Thai green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 pieces garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1.5 teaspoons red pepper flakes [ adjust to taste]
  • 3 pieces leaves of fresh mint,finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  1. Garam Masala dressing :In a small jar with a lid, add all the ingredients listed except salt & sour cream.Tighten the lid & shake well till an emulsion is formed.Refrigerate till ready to serve. Serving the Salad:- Add salt & sour cream to the dressing, shake again to mix and pour over the beans and vegetables.Toss well,add some grated cheese if you like and serve cold.

Tags: indian spices,summer food,beans& legumes

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