Oooo! I am so excited to come up with this protein rich salad recipe. In my endeavor to include more protein into my diet this salad was a boon to my tummy.
I wanted to make a quick salad but with exotic flavors so I can crave for salads always…… and at the same time I wanted to use the ingredients that I had at home because I wanted this salad to fall in everybody’s budget and yet improve their health by eating healthy.
I usually have macadamia nuts in my kitchen pantry and it’s easily available in any local store and Costco has them in abundance. 🙂 To make it interesting and appealing for my family I blended fresh parsley which gave this salad dressing a raw and strong herb flavor, seasoned it with one of my favorite Cajun spice blend which softened the flavor and yet made this dressing a complete fusion and added some crushed black pepper and little more salt to taste. I added little water to give this dressing a smooth and light texture instead of making it a heavy creamy texture. Within minutes Parsley Macadamia Dressing was ready and while I was putting the salad ingredients together in a bowl my fingers and taste buds played hide and seek ….. I couldn’t stop licking this luscious dressing.
In a bowl I arranged the salad ingredients along with boiled kidney beans and tossed in the dressing. In about 12 minutes Kidney Beans Salad with Parsley Macadamia Dressing was ready. This hearty salad has become my favorite lunch in this somewhat warm weather when I don’t want to stand in front of the stove for any stretch of time. The dressing can be made way ahead and refrigerated in a glass container for 2-3 days which makes my lunch even easier.
Try this salad and don’t forget to squeeze little lime juice to make this salad a medley of flavors and deliciously zesty 🙂