Yesterday my husband and I had our families over for a Father’s Day picnic! We had a wide spread lunch with all kinds of summer time favorites. My husband smoked a pork shoulder over night for pulled pork carnitas. My mom made her famous mac salad, my mother-in-law made her famous sheet cake, & potato salad, my grandma lee made her calico beans. We also had some other favorites like rhubarb pie, coleslaw, jalapeño cornbread.
It was a beautiful day for a picnic. Even though all of boys love meat, there were a few of us at the picnic who are herbivorous aka vegeterians. The other day, I made a few pounds of dry black beans in the pressure cooker and had some leftover for this colorful zippy salad.
One of the vegetables both my husband’s dad and my dad love are radishes so I thought I would incorporate these into the salad as well. Let’s face it my dad and my husband’s father are from the ever so popular “meat and potato” lovers generation. Any way I can get the men to eat vegetables in our family is a plus!
This salad is quick and easy and only takes a few hours to marry the ingredients together in the refrigerator.
2 cups of black beans
1 cup of chopped celery about two stalks
1 TB apple cider vinegar
2 TB lime Juice (1 small lime)
1/2 cup Orange Bell Pepper, Chopped (about a half of a medium)
1/2 cup chopped red onion (about a 1/3 of a large onion)
1 green onion chopped
1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of Tajin
2 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped
1 cup of mini Kumato Tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup of radishes (sliced thin with mandolin) about 4 radishes
1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup of chopped fresh chives
salt and pepper to taste (I like a lot of pepper 1 tsp); I did not add salt to this dish since my grandfather is on a low sodium diet and well we could all use a little less salt in our diets).
- In a small bowl mix the apple cider vinegar, lime juice, tajin, garlic, salt & pepper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together the remainder of the ingredients. Pour the prepared liquid dressing over the vegetable blend. Using a spatula fold gently the ingredients together. Place a sealable lid on the bowl and allow the ingredients to marry for several hours in the refrigerator prior to serving.
- Before serving fold the ingredients together one more time.
**** Caution there will not be many leftovers*******