Given a choice, I prefer to have a light meal for dinner and a bowl of salad or soup is what I will always look forward to. Since I make them at night, I rarely get a chance to click them and post here. Realising that many of you would like to see more of such recipes, I decided to make small batch in the morning and click the pictures. So, henceforth I would consciously try to post more of such recipes here.
When I cook Kidney beans or Garbanzo for curry, I always soak and cook a little extra and freeze them. These come out handy to make snacks, patty or salads anytime. And when I made this salad, the kidney beans were readily available. I like combining beans with veggies as they add the required protein in our diet and protein is very important for cell building in growing children.
The salad is very easy to assemble that it’s perfect for bachelor's cooking. If the kidney beans are already cooked, this salad can be made just under 10minutes and has bag of flavours. The mustard adds a mild pungency which balances the tartness coming from the non-fruit vinegar and the pepper adds the required spice kick. The freshly cut vegetables provides enough crunch and balances the soft texture of the kidney beans.
Purple Cabbage & Kidney Beans Salad In French Dressing
Preparation Time:5mins | Assembling Time:5mins | Makes:1-1/2cups | Serves:1-2 | Difficulty Level: Easy
Ingredients For French Dressing
a large pinch of mild mustard powder
2tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
2tsp non fruit vinegar (I used brown vinegar)
salt to taste*
Ingredients For Salad
1cup of boiled kidney beans
1/2 tomato, chopped finely
2jalapenos, chopped finely
1tbsp jalapeno brine
4tbsp purple cabbage, chopped finely
1tbsp spring onion white, chopped finely
1tbsp spring onion greens
Mix all the ingredients of the French dressing and keep aside.
Chill all the cut vegetables**.
Mix all the ingredients under the salad.
Pour the dressing and toss it lightly.
* add salt carefully as the jalapeno brine also has salt in it.
** chilling adds more crunch to the veggies, ensure that they are covered using a cling wrap.