A few weeks ago the mr and I were standing at the check out line at the grocery store when up behind us comes Shannon (sister of mine) which was really weird because I was just saying how I felt like I was going to see her there. (Sister ESP) Of course we just started talking and stopped paying attention. (handed over the bags and wallets to the mr) She was telling me about the party she was going to and the salad she was really excited to go home and make for that party. (like as excited I as I get when I talk about salad, but maybe she was more excited about the party, hard to tell) The lady cashier rang us through while the mr was kind enough to bag and pay, then rang Shannon through, which the mr was also kind enough to bag and pay(using her card). We chatted a bit more, walked our separate ways and moseyed on home. When we got there, I started putting our groceries away and there it was, a bag of Shannon's groceries, the stuff for the salad she was going to make for her party. Oops. So the mr called her up and told her, was willing to drive all the way back to her house right then and there in the snow to bring it to her no problem, but she just laughed and said no. She would just make something else. All she wanted was for us to eat it, or better yet, make the salad she was going to make and then eat it. And that is what I did, or at least I think I did. I used the cabbage, limes, and broccoli that she bought, some black beans I had, chopped and tossed and ate. Not sure if it is exactly what she as describing, but it's good.
Thanks Shannon for the bag of groceries, sorry we stole it. I owe you a salad.
The stuff. Some red cabbage, a broccoli crown, black beans (rinsed ans drained) a lime, and salt.
Cabbage gets shredded and broccoli gets chopped into small little pieces.
Chopped veggies, beans, lime juice and salt go into a big bowl.
Tossed. Now it may look done, but what this salad really needs is time to let the lime juice do it's work. Let the salad sit for at least 30 minutes, but heck, if you make this a few hours, if not even a day ahead, well it's only going to taste that much better.
And after the wait, eat it.
This salad makes for a great light Lunch or a pre-dinner (the small meal you eat before dinner, that's a thing right?)
Enjoy your weekend.
Lime Broccoli Cabbage and Black Bean Salad
- 2 cups cooked or 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
- Half of a small head of red cabbage
- 1 large broccoli crown
- 1 or 2 juicy limes
- a good pinch of salt
Finely shred the cabbage and small chop the broccoli. (stem and all) Dump the veggies into a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Mix in the drained black beans and toss with the juice of the lime. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. This salad taste good just made but only gets better with time, like if you can make it a few hours, if not a day ahead, go for it. When you are ready to eat. well eat it. Add more salt if needed, more lime juice if you want, maybe a pinch or two of pepper.