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Ensalada de Frijol y Rábanos con Vinagreta de Jalapeño (Bean and Radish Salad with a Roasted Jalapeño Vinaigrette)

Ensalada de Frijoles

If you have followed my Instagram, you have probably read that for some bizarre reason I have been receiving Bon Appétit Magazines. I have never ordered them yet they keep appearing in my name. Regardless, I am extremely thankful for this! These magazines have been inspiring me.

One special recipe, of the April 2013 issue really spoke to me: White Bean and Radish Salad. It looked delicious yet I thought “how great would this be in a Mexican version with some nice heat.” So here is my Ensalada de Frijol y  Rábanos con Vinagreta de Jalapeño

Yields: approximately 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups Mayocoba beans (no liquid)
3 radishes
3 scallions
1 jalapeño
1 clove of garlic
1/4 avocado
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons lemon infused olive oil
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lime

bean salad ingredients

- Cook Mayocoba beans as instructed on my previous post.

- Roast a jalapeño and garlic as desired on a pan, over open fire, broiler, grill, etc.

- Cut the radishes in half then slice thinly.  Place in a bowl with cold water and about 1/4 teaspoon salt. This method will remove the spiciness from the radishes.

- Thinly slice your scallions.

- Remove the black skin from the jalapeños and garlic and place in food processor. Use half of the jalapeño for less heat.

- Add the olive oils to the food processor along with the salt, black pepper, avocado, and the juice of half a lime.  Process until you acquire a very smooth consistency and everything is incorporated.

- In a bowl mix your beans, radishes, scallions, and chopped cilantro.

- When ready to eat add the lemon lime jalapeño vinagrete.

I love Mayocoba beans but if you would prefer to use other beans this recipe can still work. Try using white beans, even black beans.  This will be a great new way to prepare your bean salad as a side dish for many entrees.

Provecho!

Ensalada de frijoles y rabanos

 

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