Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beans Beans the Magical Fruit! (A Tribute to Beans and a Salad to Remember)

I had one of those afternoons where nothing sounded good to eat, and it seemed as though there was 'nothing' in the fridge or pantry anyway. I wandered into the kitchen and started putting items in a bowl and came up with a Black Bean Salad that I would like to remember. It went a little something like this:

1 can of black beans rinsed
1 clove garlic thinly sliced
1 cup frozen corn defrosted
1/4 orange bell pepper diced
1/2 carrot diced
1/2 cucumber diced
2 cups red cabbage chopped
1 cup diced button mushrooms
1 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup almond pepper jack cheese diced

Toss all ingredients together with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, a dash of corriander, a dash of cumin, and 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar. I added what was left of my latest tomato tahini dressing, and the leftover juices from the tub of pickled mushrooms from Whole Foods that I can't seem to get enough of these days. Viola! It's a taste sensation.

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