Monday, August 20, 2012

Bean Salad Happiness

I know what you are thinking!

"How good can bean salad actually be?"

I thought the same thing when my sister-in-law sent me this recipe.
But wait. Get this. When I made the dish it actually flew to the TOP of my "favorite veggie food" list!

Yea. Bean salad happiness, folks. Check it out...

I tweak this recipe every other time I make it.
Mainly because I don't ever seem to have ALL of the ingredients in my kitchen at one time.
Each batch has been STELLAR though.


fresh sweet corn off the cob (2 ears)
1 orange bell pepper
1 small red onion
1 large tomato
1/2 tsp. finely chopped jalapeno

1 1/2 C. black beans
1 1/2 C. edamame
1 1/2 C. whole grain brown rice

these little guys are best friends!
4-5 tbls of ume plum vinegar
1 tsp. dijon mustard
(whisk and pour)
1/4 C. chopped cilantro

I can't eat this salad without some homemade guacamole!!!!

And get this... I think that this salad is so pretty-fabulous that it
would be great to serve at a veggie-friendly party as an appetizer or what not.
I think it looks mighty classy in some romaine "cups" - if I do say so myself!

Ok... and it gets EVEN BETTER!

Let's talk leftovers.
Who doesn't like a night off in the kitchen?!
I am sure to make enough for a second round of
These can be all veggie with chipotle hummus
(as the cheese! - don't judge til you try!)
or you can use mozzarella... which is aaaaamazing too!!!

I love taking care of these veggie-powered boys!!!

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  1. Making this salad is on my list of things to do before I die. This looks fantastic! Ume plum is God's gift to our kitchen, can't even imagine how good it would be in a salad. Do you use frozen edamame? Love the pic of your power boys!

  2. yes, frozen and organic :-) and i know, right?! ume plum is WOW! it was one of the first "new ingredients" i purchased after reading Silverstone's book... that you recommended! Arisa, have I told you that you make my life 100% better!?!?!?

  3. are too sweet! I think the same thing about you. And how I wish I had time to email you back.


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