Kidney beans -Rajma - Avocado salad
Salads,  Vegan

Kidney beans salad with Avocado – Rajma salad

Kidney beans salad is made with cooked kidney beans or rajma, few salad veggies, and avocado. Lemon juice and olive oil are used as dressing for this salad.

I have used extra virgin Olive oil to make this salad. You can use Coconut oil or ghee as well instead of olive oil. I don’t use olive oil for cooking as it has a very low smoking point and use it only for making salads and pesto.

Kidney beans, also called as Rajma, is a staple in North India and I love Rajma Chawal so much. Apart from traditional recipes, I also make salads and soups with these beans.

Kidney beans have high protein content and a good source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. These also contain a good amount of Iron, Manganese, and Potassium. As I said in my previous posts, it’s always good to include different beans and grains for overall health and wellness.

You should soak any beans for at least 8 hours so that phytic acid content is reduced. This will also help in digestion and nutrient assimilation.

I find bean salads as a simple and healthy way to include different kinds of beans and lentils in our daily diet. I have a similar salad recipe with lobia or cowpeas here.

Kidney beans - rajma avocado salad

In this recipe, I have used only onions and tomatoes. Cucumbers or colored capsicums are also a good addition. This salad also has Avocado. Avocado is rich in mono-saturated fatty acids which is good for heart health. It grows only in few parts of India and usually called as “Butter fruit” or “Makkan-phal”. You can safely skip avocado if you don’t have them. If you wish, you can add boiled or roasted potatoes as well to make it a complete meal by itself.

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Recipe for Kidney beans salad:

Kidney beans Avocado salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking time
8 hrs
Total Time
35 mins
 

A simple salad with Kidney beans or Rajma and Avocado.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Rajma
Servings: 4 - 5
Author: Sravanthi
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Kidney beans( Unsoaked)
  • 2 Medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1 Small onion
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 Green chili
  • 10 Whole walnuts
  • 1 Garlic pod
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to cook beans
Instructions
  1. Soak kidney beans or rajma for 8 hours or over-night.

  2. Wash the soaked beans twice and cook it with 1 cup of fresh water in pressure cooker for 4 - 5 whistles. Add little salt while cooking beans. Beans should not be mushy as we are making the salad.

  3. While beans are cooking, finely chop tomatoes, onion, coriander leaves, and green chili. Grate the garlic pod and keep it aside.

  4. Take a mixing bowl and add finely chopped tomatoes, onions, coriander leaves, green chilis, olive oil, lemon juice, grated garlic, and salt. Mix everything well.

  5. Drain water from cooked beans and add beans, chopped walnuts to the above mixture.

  6. Mix everything well.

  7. Add chopped Avocado and stir in. The salad is ready to serve! Add avocados just before serving.

Recipe Notes

3/4 cup unsoaked or dry Kidney beans yield roughly 2 cups of soaked beans and the same amount of cooked beans. 

Detailed steps for making kidney beans salad:

  • Soak kidney beans or rajma for 8 hours or over-night.
  • Wash the soaked beans twice and cook it with 1 cup of fresh water in pressure cooker for 4 – 5 whistles. Add little salt while cooking beans. Beans should not be mushy as we are making the salad.
  • While beans are cooking, finely chop tomatoes, onion, coriander leaves, and green chili. Grate the garlic pod and keep it aside.

Kidney beans avocado salad steps

  • Take a mixing bowl and add finely chopped tomatoes, onions, coriander leaves, green chilis, olive oil, lemon juice, grated garlic, and salt. Mix everything well.
  • Drain water from cooked beans and add beans, chopped walnuts to the above mixture.

Kidney beans avocado salad steps

  • Mix everything well.

Kidney beans avocado salad steps

  • Add chopped Avocado and stir in. The salad is ready to serve! Add avocados just before serving.

Kidney beans avocado salad steps

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