This is a fun summer salad full of nutritious black beans, healthy cashews and organic vegetables!
A great stand alone salad and a perfect accompaniment to any grilled entrée! My Black Bean, Cashew and Pea Pod Salad is a keeper!
I make my black beans from scratch but feel free to used a canned variety to save time!
8 ounces cooked Ayocote Negro beans, Rancho Gordo
1 cup whole roasted and salted cashews
1 package organic frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 pint organic grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 bunch Italian flat parsley, roughly chopped
1 medium red onion, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced
6-8 organic radishes, sliced
1/2 cup whole sugar snap peas or pea pods, cut in half
1 tablespoon Zesty Lemon Herb, Victoria’s Gourmet
1 tablespoon dried oregano or 2 tablespoons fresh,chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Spanish sherry vinegar
Assemble all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Transfer to a serving dish
Serve at room temperature or chilled
Serve with any grilled entrée
Perfect with a crisp white, rose or pint noir!!