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Nappa Cabbage and Black Bean Salad

Sometimes (not often) I want something light and relatively healthy for dinner. I also feel aggravated that the prices of food have been increasing: so I try to come up with some inexpensive meal ideas. That's how this Nappa Cabbage and Black Bean Salad recipe came about.

1 medium sized Nappa Cabbage, shredded
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 lime, juiced (you can also use the zest: zest first, then juice)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 green chile, finely chopped
2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin powder (or you can use toasted cumin seeds)
salt & pepper

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Let the salad sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
3. Serve with grilled chicken or fish or beef!

This is my last post for this week, but please check out My Mom's Apple Cake recipe I posted on DC Examiner as well as Mother's Day Brunch Ideas.

And don't forget to check in tomorrow to see something new I'm up to :)


Anonymous said...

Salad looks great! I know what you mean about the rising cost of food. Here in the UK, I've noticed that that the price of cucumbers have doubled! Another thing that got really expensive is eggs. Oh well, what can be done? My best solution is to try to avoid food waste. I didn't realize you wrote for the paper, I'm so impressed :D.

Chef Fresco said...

Creative! I hate how much I pay for food every day too! I feel like that much money should be going to something that'll stick around a little longer

gail said...

Very healthy - love it! I LOVE black beans....mmmm. And wow, food costs a lot in Canada. But a few things are much less and better quality. I found that in the states, it is more difficult to find grains like barley etc. Never mind several qualities of it. But eggs and milk here certainly cost a lot more. Our all-purpose flour is fantastic though!

BlueToYou said...

i don't normally like cabbage but this looks like something i would totally eat!