January 18, 2017 marks Global Pulse Day, a day to celebrate pulses. Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family and can come in a number of shapes, sizes and colors. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations recognize 11 types of pulses: dry beans, dry broad beans, dry peas, chickpeas, cow peas, pigeon peas, lentils, Bambara beans, vetches, lupins and pulses nes.
Pulses are healthy, full of nutrients and easy to cook with!
Here is an amazing Black Bean & Corn Summer Salad recipe courtesy of Pulse Canada. This recipe is excellent for potlucks, as a dinner side dish, or to make on a Sunday night and eat at lunch throughout the week.
Black Bean & Corn Summer Salad
(1 kg) 1-19 oz can (540 ml) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups (500 ml) frozen corn niblets, thawed
¼ cup (50 ml) fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup (50 ml) lime juice 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
½ cup (125 ml) onion, chopped 1 tsp
(5 ml) ground cumin ½ tsp
(2 ml) each salt and pepper 1)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve.