Monday, 10 September 2012

Black Bean Salad GF SCD


This is such a simple salad yet it's one of our favourites! I've been meaning to post this for some time now but just not managed to get around to it! Easy to make, colourful and fresh, it's over-flowing with plant based goodness.

Black Bean Salad GF SCD 
 
2 medium carrots
400g cooked black beans 
200g baby plum tomatoes
½ cucumber
chopped mint & parsley
radishes (optional, advanced SCD)

Dressing :

4 garden mint leaves
tblsp lemon juice
4 tblsps olive oil
1 tblsp chopped parsley
1 tsp honey (for vegan use another liquid sweetener)
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

  • Grate or ribbon the carrots with a julienne slicer.
  • Slice the baby plum tomatoes in two.
  • Chop the cucumber into cubes.
  • Tip the carrots, tomatoes and cucumber into a bowl.
  • Rinse the cooked black beans.
  • Add the beans to the bowl and stir.
  • Pour the olive oil into a jam jar and add the lemon juice.
  • Finely chop the herbs for the dressing and the salad.
  • Add the herbs to the dressing and the salad.
  • Add the honey, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and shake well.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad, give it a good stir, cover and chill until needed.


I'd seen pictures of radish mushrooms on facebook so I asked my son to make some to garnish the salad on top.  They looked so cute!


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27 comments:

  1. So beautiful and colorful! And that dressing looks divine!

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    1. Thank you Lauren! I'm a little bit stingy on dressing, if you decide to make it you might like to make more - but it doesn't keep well because I find the herbs "go off"!

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  2. What a super appealing salad, Vicky! And too cool on those radish mushrooms! :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

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    1. Thank you Shirley,! Yes he really did well there! We had the family over for tea, it made the salad a little more special!

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  3. Love the herbs on this salad Vicky and gorgeous pictures as always :)

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    1. Thank you Laura! I think parsley and mint work so well together, they make the salad! It's a very simple recipe but then simple is sometimes good!

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  4. Such gorgeous photos! The salad looks phenomenal (and love those radish mushrooms--especially being on the ACD!) :D

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    1. Thank you Ricki! It's so simple but it just works! I would have put radishes into the salad but some of my visitors the day I took the photos didn't care much for them so we put them on top instead!

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  5. Hi Vicky,
    This is a wonderful Salad that we will just love! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. I love how the carrots look like that! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

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    1. Hi Lois! You're wlecome! Yes, they do look much better than just grated carrots!

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  7. Beautiful shots and scrumptious salad! Found you on Amee's Fit and Fabulous Fridays!

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  8. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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    1. You're welcome Lea and thank you so much for featuring the salad!

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  9. I like the addition of chopped mint, that would be very interesting. Thanks for sharing at Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

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    1. You are most welcome Judy! Mint just makes this salad and there's not too much that it overpowers the taste!

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  10. What a deliciously colourful salad! I love those cute radish mushrooms too! Your dressing sounds so good with all those lovely fresh herbs.

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    1. Thank you April! I know, they are so cute! I got the idea from FB! Although you could chop them up and add them to the salad if you wish!

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    2. I'm going to feature this lovely salad in my Hearth and Soul post this week :)

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  11. Hi Vicky,

    This salad is so perfectly simple and delicious. Gotta love that. Thanks for sharing with us on AFW. I am going to feature this salad this week. :-)

    Hope you're having a great Monday.

    Hugs,
    --Amber

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    1. Thank you Amber, I like simple! Thank you so much for the feature! Looking forward to seeing all the other recipes there!

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  12. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Thank you Miz Helen, I'm honoured!

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  14. This dressing sounds beautiful! I love the simple list of ingredients too :)

    Thanks for sharing on Healthy Vegan Friday!

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