This salad is fresh tasting and has just the right amount of sweet and zing thanks to the dressing to have you going back for seconds (or maybe even thirds)! It’s healthy and would be a great dish to bring along to potlucks.
1 – 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup of cashews
1/2 cup onion, minced
19 oz. can of mixed beans, rinsed very well under cold water and drained
1/4 – 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
handful of chopped fresh parsley
Toss all the ingredients together.
In a separate bowl, mix the vinaigrette.
Molasses Vinaigrette Recipe
1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp. molasses (depending on how sweet you want the dressing)
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. rosemary
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. marjoram
Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the salad. Serve right away or refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
This salad keeps well in the fridge for a few days but the cashews do lose their crunch if not served right away so if you want that crunch to add texture to the salad, you may want to leave the cashews out and then mix in just prior to serving.