Chopped Vegetable and Bean Salad with Lime Cumin Dressing

Bean and legumes are an integral part of the Mediterranean Diet.  The recipe is easily adapted to whatever beans and vegetables you have on hand.  The dressing features cumin, lime and honey.  The Furies EVOO completes the dressing adding a velvety texture and fabulous fresh taste!  I like to make the salad early in the day so that the flavors have time to marinate into the beans and veggies.  It lasts well for 3-4 days in the refrigerator and makes a healthy lunch the next few days.  

Salad:

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can of pink, Great Northern beans, or garbanzo beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 radishes, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped with skin on
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 3T fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1T fresh parsley. chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup The Furies EVOO
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1t honey
  • 1t cumin, feel free to add more to taste
  • 1t salt
  • pepper to taste

Instructions:

Mix beans, chopped vegetables and herbs in bowl.  To make dressing, combine ingredients and whip with fork or whisk to emulsify until creamy.  Pour over the salad and mix well.  It can be served immediately or refrigerated for 3-4 days.  This salad improves with time, so make it ahead and let the juices work to heighten the flavors! So fire up the grill and serve with whatever fish, meat or chicken sounds good tonight!

 

 


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