Toad's Kitchen

(mostly) healthy recipes for the family

Fast Broccoli and Black Bean Salad

The other day we were out for lunch, and John had a broccoli and black bean salad. It looked pretty and interesting, and thought I would try making one with those ingredients at home. Mine ended up being quite different from the restaurant version, but the results were tasty 🙂 It was fast and easy to make.


2 broccoli crowns, chopped into small pieces

1-14 os can black beans, rinsed several times (until rinse water is clear)

1/2 sweet onion, chopped finely

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup unsalted toasted cashews

1/2 cup dried blueberries

1/4 cup raisins

6-8 cherry tomatoes, chopped in half

Dill ranch dressing (no, I did not make this, but had some bought stuff in the fridge – any ranch or creamy commercial dressing would probably be just as good)

1 tsp. dried dill (I put this in because of the dill dressing)

salt, pepper

Mix prepared in a bowl with as much dressing as you need to coat nicely (but not so much that it is sloppy). Season to taste with salt and pepper. That’s it 🙂



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