Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spicy Black Bean and Black Eye Pea Salad

I am going to a friend's place today and decided to make a bean salad. I decided to adapt a Southwestern Bean Salad with Black Bean, Black Eye peas, Pepper and Cilantro recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen.... with a small twist :)
I am pleasantly surpised by the results. I really like the tangy and spicy taste...... really refreshing :)

1 can of black bean
1 can of black eye pea
1/2 cup of green peppers (diced)
1/2 cup of red pepper (diced)
1/2 cup of golden pepper (diced)
3/4 cup of red onion (diced)
1.3 cup of chopped cilantro

4 tablespoon of olive oil
3 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of Japanese chilli flakes (you can purchase this from any Japanese grocery shop_
6-10 drops of tabascco ( more if you like the salad to be more spicy)
Salt and pepper

i) Rinse the beans till no foam. Drain for at least 5 minutes. Pat dry
ii) Whisked the dressings together until well combined
iii) Add 1/2 of dressing to the beans. Set aside for at least 15 minutes to marinate
iv) Add the peppers, onions and cilantro to the beans. Add salt and pepper to taste
v) Add more dressing if desired.
vi) Chilled for one hour and ready to serve


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