Cluster Beans and Black Beans Salad

Cluster Beans and Black Beans Salad

Whenever I make this Cluster Beans Salad I think of my elder sister and her utter dislike and my love for these beans. I remember how we used to fight with mum, I would want to eat it and she would refuse it eat it. In memories like this, I remember this quote by  Sir P. G. Wodehouse, “Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.”  😉 😛

Anyways let’s get back to this cluster beans salad with black beans, it’s become one of my favourites these days.

It has been a while now that I am trying to eat just protein based and gluten free dishes and as hard as it sounds it’s going pretty good. Because of my diet restrictions I am coming up with some really different and sometimes strange 😉 combinations in my salads. A few days ago I had some really random ingredients in my pantry, I didn’t want to cook anything Indian and this is how I made this unusual yet delicious salad.

I have always cooked cluster beans in Indian way, cooked in a pungent, spicy gravy which I absolutely love and I can live on it but for some reason I am not feeling like cooking or eating anything like that these days. But I did want to eat cluster beans so I thought why not make a salad out of it. I paired these beans with black beans, pomegranate, feta cheese and dressed it it in a turmeric, honey mustard dressing. Ah it was delicious!

Do give this cluster beans salad a try and stay healthy!

Cluster Beans Salad

Ingredients:

  • 150 g steam cluster beans cut in bite size pieces
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato deseeded and diced
  • 1 can washed and dried black beans
  • ½ cup pomegranate pearls
  • ¼ cup feta cheese

For dressing:

  • 1 tbsp dijon grainy mustard
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 small garlic crushed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, black pepper and red chillies to taste
  • 1 tsp finely chopped dill, mint

Instructions:

In a big bowl mix all the ingredients except feta cheese and pomegranate pearls for the salad.

To make a salad dressing, mix all the ingredients together and gradually add olive oil till it’s emulsifies or put it in a glass bottle and shake it well.

Dress the salad well and garnish it with feta cheese and pomegranate pearls.

For vegan, omit the cheese and add crushed tofu.

Enjoy!

Cluster Beans Salad

 



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