High Protein Colorful Salad

High Protein Colorful Salad

This high protein salad has been my favorite all along. It's green peas, corn, cowpeas tossed with some finely chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, red chilli powder & salt. I eat a big bowl of this salad. It's amazing & is so filling. 

It's tangy, spicy & chatpata. It's fresh, delicious & very nutritious. My lunch today, a one pot meal that's packed with nutrition. Green peas, corn, cowpeas are high in proteins. Corn & cowpeas give you enough carbs, calories. Tomatoes give you antioxidants. Lemon juice adds that tang the salad needs & vitamin C. 

I love how cooked green peas, corn get squishy when I bite into them. Onions add a nice crunch to this salad. Everyone I've cooked this for has absolutely loved it.  

Every time I make this salad I cook extra corn & green peas cuz one time while I was cooking for guests I emptied all of the cooked green peas & corn by just enjoying how squishy they get inside my mouth. 😜 🙊  I just love them so much. Cooked green peas & corn are just delicious on their own when are cooked with just salt. 😋  I then had to cook another batch to go into the salad. 😛 So, lesson learnt. 😉 

Recipe for this salad is below. But with salads it's always 'go crazy' that works, isn't it? Throw in all that you love into your bowl. 

Try out this fresh salad for lunch someday and I bet you can have a whole bowl of it at one go! It's yummy, healthy and filling too! Perfect for a busy weekday, a complete one pot meal.


½ cup corn
½ cup white beans/black eyed cowpeas
½ cup fresh/frozen green peas
½ cup chopped tomato
½ cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes/powder
1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)
Juice of 1 lemon 
1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh coriander
Salt to taste

1 teaspoon of dry mango powder, chaat masala (optional)

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 2

Preparation Method:

1. Soak cowpeas overnight or for 1-2 hours and pressure cook them with one cup of water until done. The more they soak the faster they cook. They would need 1-4 whistles depending on how long they've been soaked for.

2. Cook green peas and corn together for just one whistle using salt and one cup of water. We want them soft and well cooked.

3. Drain all the water used to cook cowpeas, peas and corn and add them to a bowl. You can use the stock for making soups & stews.

4. Add salt, red chilli flakes/powder, finely chopped green chilli, tomato, onions, lemon juice, mango powder, fresh coriander and chaat masala to the beans, corn, peas in the bowl.

5. Toss well and serve.

Other healthy salads that you may like:

Sprouted Whole Wheat Salad Recipe

Ash Gourd Salad Recipe

Snake Gourd Salad Recipe


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