This salad is awesome, and not that dissimilar to my Middle Eastern-Style one in terms of the chosen bean and some of the veggies, but otherwise it’s different because of the amazing lime pickle dressing, which just takes it around the other side of the globe, and leaves your mouth watering for the next spoonful – it’s outrageously good !
2 cups cannellini beans – I used a tinned brand, washed and drained (or choose your own preferred type of cooked bean or lentil)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 spring onion, chopped
a handful of small cherry tomatoes
5 black olives
¼ red pepper, finely chopped
1 stick, celery chopped
4 inches cucumber, chopped
a handful of freshly chopped coriander
In a jar place the following, then shake and pour onto your salad :-
1 heaped tsp Indian Lime Pickle (I used Patak’s)
1½ tsp molasses sugar
a pinch of Himalayan salt, or sea-salt
2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice (more if you wish)
¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil
1 tsp dried mint
METHOD FOR THE SALAD
- Place your chopped ingredients in a salad bowl of your choice, add the remaining ingredients, and mix with a spoon.
- Next, shake your dressing ingredients in a jar for a minute or so – then taste it for sugar, salt, and lemon – add more if you wish. If it’s perfect for you as it is, just pour onto your salad and indulge.
- Wonderful to eat alone, or with a slice of brown bread to soak up the juices. Heaven !
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